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Survey: Many patients with CKD want referral to RDN

A survey of patients with chronic kidney disease ages 55 or older found 90% knew dietary changes may reduce CKD complications and felt they could make necessary changes, and almost two-thirds wanted a referral to a registered dietitian nutritionist and believed they could attend the extra appointment, researchers reported at the virtual National Kidney Foundation meeting. The survey found 44% of patients said they could easily afford to see an RDN, but many did not know about Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy for CKD.

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