Maintenance dialysis population dynamics: current trends and long-term implications.

  title={Maintenance dialysis population dynamics: current trends and long-term implications.},
  author={Michael J. Lysaght},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
Despite a general recognition that treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has become a large-scale undertaking, the size of the treated population and the associated costs are not well quantified. This report combines data available from a variety of sources and places the current (midyear 2001) estimated global maintenance dialysis population at just over 1.1 million patients. The size of this population has been expanding at a rate of 7% per year. Total therapy cost per patient per year… CONTINUE READING

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