Article Text

Download PDFPDF
BET 3: RIFLE criteria versus Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria for prognosis of acute renal failure


A short-cut review was performed to evaluate whether the RIFLE or AKIN score for acute renal impairment is the best way to determine prognosis. A database search identified 11 relevant publications and the study methods and results were detailed in a table. The clinical bottom line is that both score are as good as predicting death following presentation with acute renal failure.

  • Clinical
  • diagnosis
  • management
  • methods
  • pulmonary embolism
  • respiratory
  • thromboembolic disease

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • Linked articles 200635, 200636.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

Linked Articles