JAMA. 2020 Dec 2:e2022124. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.22124. Online ahead of print.
This study uses NHANES data to compare estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr) values calculated with vs without race as a variable, and to estimate the number of patients for whom nephrologist referrals and drug and renal replacement recommendations would change as a result according to KDIGO guidelines and Medicare benefit policies.