Acute kidney injury is under-recognised and under-reported in hospitalised patients in Australia
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Mitchell, T. and Feher, E. and Mitchell, G. and Chakera, A. 2017. Acute kidney injury is under-recognised and under-reported in hospitalised patients in Australia. Internal Medicine Journal. 47 (12): pp. 1451-1454.
Internal Medicine Journal
Curtin Medical School
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalised patients is associated with adverse outcomes; however, it remains unrecognised and under-reported. A total of 48 045 serum creatinine results from 8129 tertiary hospital inpatients were reviewed. The prevalence of AKI was 4.33%. Mortality was significantly higher in patients with AKI (16.76%) compared to those without AKI (1.88%, P < 0.001). Documentation of AKI in discharge summaries was poor.