Table 2.

Resident perception (in percentage) of indications for nephrology referral in CKD management

Indications for referralPGY 1 (n = 166)PGY 2 (n = 187)PGY 3 (n = 126)PTotal (N = 479)
Significant proteinuria (> 1 g/g)45.242.247.60.63744.7
Fast progression of CKD (from eGFR 70 to 50 in 1 yr)75.380.281.70.35278.9
Uncontrolled BP despite use of four antihypertensives65.761.567.50.51964.5
Hyperkalemia due to medications24.128.924.60.54026.1
eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m286.188.296.00.01889.6
Anemia of CKD28.923.034.10.09428.0
Bone and mineral disorder of CKD45.839.052.40.06444.9
  • PGY, postgraduate year; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate.