Acute Kidney Injury: Must Do Better!

A report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) examines the quality of care of patients who died in UK hospitals from acute kidney injury, and makes several recommendations that are consistent with previous reports into acute hospital admissions.
Recommendations include:

  • checking electrolytes on all acute admissions
  • better physiological monitoring
  • senior medical review of acute patients
  • adequate critical care, diagnostic, and nephrological services for acute hospitals

The authors state: Predictable and avoidable AKI should never occur.
Acute Kidney Injury: Adding Insult to Injury (2009)