Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes - An update

Bertram L. Kasiske, David C. Wheeler

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Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) was founded in 2003 to fulfill a need for international cooperation and consolidation in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. KDIGO has experienced a rapid growth in the development of guidelines, producing three guidelines in its first 6 years and another six in the last 3 years. In addition, it has held 12 global conferences on important issues in kidney disease and its treatment. A major effort is under way to support the dissemination and implementation of KDIGO guidelines through various channels, including an Implementation Task Force with official representatives in 86 countries. KDIGO is now under its own management and remains committed to the development of evidence-based guidelines. Future challenges include finding adequate sources of funding and building stronger links with other organizations involved in guideline development and implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-769
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


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  • guidelines
  • implementation
  • methodology


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