Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of Medicare beneficiaries who have a follow-up evaluation of their kidney function 3 months after a hospitalization with acute kidney injury

Baseline: 10.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and over who incurred acute kidney injury had a follow-up evaluation of their kidney function within 3 months post discharge in 2016

Target: 16.6 percent

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

People with acute kidney injury are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). And if people with CKD develop acute kidney injury, their CKD is likely to get worse. Evidence suggests that patients who develop acute kidney injury while hospitalized are at risk for developing end-stage kidney disease.