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Revista de Salud Pública

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RICO-LANDAZABAL, Arturo et al. Program for the prevention of chronic kidney disease based on integrated service networks in Colombia. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.2, pp.171-176. ISSN 0124-0064.


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) prevention programs allow to control morbidity and/or delay renal replacement therapy. The design of a CKD prevention program is described, including highlights on how the primary and secondary levels of care interact with each other through the characterization of the population admitted for secondary prevention.


The description of the program was based on a literature review. Descriptive statistics were used to characterize the patients participating in the program.


The design and implementation of the prevention program was based on the integration of service networks and care levels. The main activities for the program were detailed according to the care level in which they performed. 3 487 patients in total were admitted for control at the second care level due to an estimated glomerular filtration rate of <60 mil/min; 87.81% of the patients were admitted with CKD stage 3 and a median glomerular filtration rate of 46.21mil/min. The main causes of CKD were hypertension and diabetes. On admission, 2 129 patients (61.05 %) had systolic blood pressure <140 mmHg and 3 091 (88.64 %) had diastolic blood pressure <90 mmHg; 357 (57.58 %), out of 620, diabetic patients with glycosylated hemoglobin presented values <7.5 %.


A prevention program was designed and implemented to allow the integration of care levels oriented to a multidisciplinary intervention, which ultimately managed to recognize patients and to give continuity to care provision for a better control of CKD.

Keywords : Kidney disease; chronic; prevention; Colombia; (source: MeSH, N LM).

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