Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in the Medicare population.

@article{Collins2003ChronicKD,
  title={Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in the Medicare population.},
  author={Allan J. Collins and Shuling Li and David T. Gilbertson and Jiannong Liu and Shu-cheng S. Chen and Charles A. Herzog},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
  year={2003},
  volume={87},
  pages={S24-31}
}
BACKGROUND The extent of diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Medicare population is relatively unknown. Also unknown is the effect of these diseases on patient survival before end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS Prevalent cohorts of Medicare enrollees from 1996 to 2000 were assessed for diabetes and CKD, presence of CVD, and probability of death versus ESRD in the follow-up period. Hospitalization rates and, in diabetics, lipid testing and… CONTINUE READING