This would be a mixed methods study. The qualitative section would involve interviews to ascertain gaps in in chronic kidney disease communication (likely risk assessment in CKD progression, information about dialysis options, mental health, advance care planning). This would be followed by surveys of patient-reported measures of communication, such as CAT (Communication Assessment Tool; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17574367).
Idea No. 503