In-depth reviews of the My Kidneys, My Health app.

Clinical review

Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: March 2019
Comments: This is a very average app with incomplete information on chronic kidney disease. There were a few inaccuracies but what is covered is generally correct. However there are several errors of omission, such as there being no information on statins, aspirin, anaemia, vaccinations, potassium and only passing mention of renal replacement therapies. There is also no mention of there being renal physician input. The linked resources may be of limited use to New Zealand users. 
Safety concerns: No guidance regarding seeking early assessment if the person develops diarrhoea and vomiting.
New Zealand relevance:  The information has been written for the Australian context with there being many Australia specific external links and phone numbers. Pharmacy kidney checks are not generally available in New Zealand. Talks about Aboriginal health, but not Maori and Pacific health. Australian brand names used for some drugs.

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