Table 2.

22nd ADQI groups and objectives

GroupAssignmentObjectives
IPrimary prevention: communityProvide consensus recommendation to mitigate the risk of AKI in the populations of resource-limited or resource sufficient environments
Current best practices at the community levels
Novel strategies to detect higher risk patients, raising awareness, communicating with primary physicians, and legislative strategies to achieve the goals
IIPrimary prevention: hospitalProvide recommendations regarding the AKI risk modification and primary prevention following medical encounters
Strategies for optimization of AKI prevention before its occurrence
Risk stratification, early detection, use of biomarkers or other novel risk detecting tools, and optimal management
IIISecondary preventionProvide recommendations about quality indicators to mitigate the effect of AKI after its occurrence (secondary prevention)
Indicate the best practices in the management of patients with AKI in different stages
IVQuality improvement of KRT programsProvide an approach to improve quality of care and safety measures of KRT provided for AKI
Recommendations regarding how to enhance the quality of KRT to comply with current or future knowledge
Structure, process, and outcomes of KRT Programs
VTertiary prevention after hospitalProvide recommendations regarding the quality of care and safety measures for the care of patients during AKD phase (7–90 d after AKI)
Identify the quality indicators that are acceptable for the management of patients with AKI beyond the index hospitalization (tertiary prevention)
Standardized to optimize the follow-up visits and short- and long-term outcomes of patients with AKI
  • ADQI, Acute Disease Quality Initiative; AKD, acute kidney disease; KRT, kidney replacement therapy.