Table 2.

Distinct conservative care populations

(1) Comprehensive conservative care: conservative care that is chosen or medically advised
(2) Choice–restricted conservative care: conservative care for patients in whom resource constraints prevent or limit access to RRT; therefore, a choice for conservative care cannot be recognized
(3) Unrecognized stage 5 (GFR category 5) CKD: CKD is present but has not been recognized or diagnosed; therefore, a choice for conservative care cannot be recognized
  • Modified from Davison et al. (3), with permission.