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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017;55(Suppl 2):S134-42.

Model of chronic kidney disease care in primary health care

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]


in English, Spanish

Multidisciplinary attention models include the joined and coordinated participation of different professionals within the health team (physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, physical trainers, among others). A multidisciplinary approach facilitates and improves management of patients from early chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary health-care setting. This approach is a strategy for improving comprehensive care, initiating and maintaining healthy behaviors, promoting teamwork, eliminating barriers to achieve goals and improving the processes of care. A multidisciplinary intervention may include educational processes guided by health professional, use of self-help groups and the development of a CKD management plan. The complex and fragmented care management of patients with CKD, associated with poor outcome, enhances the importance of implementing a multidisciplinary approach in the management of this disease from the early stages. Multidisciplinary strategies should focus on the needs of patients and should be adapted to the resources and health systems; its systematic implementation can help to improve patient care and prevent/slow the progression of CKD.


Kidney Diseases; Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Primary Health Care

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