Investigators: Prof Alan Cass (CI), Dr Celine Foote, A/Prof Meg Jardine.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cardiovascular morbidity, decreased quality of life, premature mortality and increased health service utilisation. One critical area of nephrology where information is lacking is the management of CKD patients who are not referred to nephrologist care, a group who are largely managed in primary health care settings.

This study will provide crucial information pertaining to a community-dwelling, older adult CKD cohort, particularly high-risk groups who may have differential access to care. This cohort will provide an understanding of the prevalence, risk factors and management of CKD in a community setting. The study findings will be used to formulate interventions to slow progression, decrease the personal and societal burden of CKD and aim to narrow the gap between evidence and clinical practice.