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Race-based medicine, defined as altering medical care based on a patient’s race, contributes to healthcare disparities for people of color. A recent cultural focus on social justice issues has heightened calls to improve healthcare equity. This has led the nephrology community, in collaboration with laboratory medicine experts, to update guidelines to eliminate use of race in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations. This activity explores the impact of this change on laboratories and strategies for implementation of this change.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- Examine the context and consequences of race-based medicine.
- Describe the impact of race-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) reporting.
- Explain current recommendations for the use of eGFR equations without a race parameter.
- Identify potential laboratory management approaches and challenges related to implementation of new eGFR equations.
Amy B. Karger, MD, PhD, FCAP
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available October 17, 2022, and expire October 16, 2025, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.