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Box 3 What are the key outputs from automated AKI detection systems which will be used to improve clinical responses and interventions?

From: Applications for detection of acute kidney injury using electronic medical records and clinical information systems: workgroup statements from the 15th ADQI Consensus Conference

Consensus Statements:
 Basic AKI detection systems should provide alerts to care providers as close to the time of AKI onset as possible.
More sophisticated AKI alerts should identify the severity of AKI so that detection can be linked to graded responses and means of notifying care providers.
AKI alerts could also be delivered when there is progression of AKI severity or when recovery is detected to allow surveillance, identify patients for research studies, and aid with resource planning based on the type of care needed.