Why is there a kidney disease registry?

The aim of the Registry of Kidney Diseases (ROKD) is to improve the quality of care provided to people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Information from the registry will be used to monitor care provided, including treatment, complications and outcomes of care. The registry will help doctors and nurses to provide best possible care to CKD patients and also to identify any gaps that exist in service provision.

From early 2014, some key information about newly diagnosed people with CKD will be collected by the ROKD hosted by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM) at Monash University.