|PrepareME patient eligibility criteria|
Patients known to renal services with new or existing stage 5 CKD (eGFR <15, with at least one result confirming this in the last 12 months) and|
- Aged 65+ with a World Health Organisation (WHO) performance status 3+, or
- Aged 65+ with a Davies co-morbidity score 2+, or
- Aged 80+.
WHO performance status classification: 0 = Fully active, able to carry out all normal activities without restriction; 1 = Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature; 2 = Ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities; up and about more than 50% of waking hours; 3 = Symptomatic and in a chair or in bed for greater than 50% of the day but not bedridden; 4 = Completely disabled; cannot carry out any self-care; totally confined to bed or chair.|
Davies co-morbidity score: Each of the following scores one point: Malignancy, ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease (including stroke), left ventricular dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, systemic collagen vascular disease, other significant pathology (including COPD, cirrhosis, psychiatric illness or HIV).