Incidence, prevalence and mortality trends of dialysis end-stage renal disease in Taiwan from 1990 to 2001: the impact of national health insurance.

@article{Yang2008IncidencePA,
  title={Incidence, prevalence and mortality trends of dialysis end-stage renal disease in Taiwan from 1990 to 2001: the impact of national health insurance.},
  author={Wu-chang Yang and Shang-Jyh Hwang},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={3977-82}
}
BACKGROUND Incident and prevalent (I&P) rates in dialysis end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in Taiwan increased rapidly following the launch of National Health Insurance (NHI) in 1995. Our aim was to explore the impact of NHI on the status and trends of ESRD epidemiology in Taiwan. METHODS This study was conducted using retrospective cohort analysis… CONTINUE READING