THE WORK GROUP expanded on selected clinical topics that were not included in the scope of the review of evidence, but which nonetheless are relevant to the implementation of a clinical action plan for patients with chronic kidney disease. The clinical approach outlined below is based on guidelines contained within this report; the reader is cautioned that many of the recommendations in this section have not been adequately studied and therefore represent the opinion of members of the Work Group.
Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease
Assessment of Risk
All individuals should be evaluated during health encounters to determine whether they are at increased risk of having or of developing chronic kidney disease.