Reducing the costs of chronic kidney disease while delivering quality health care: a call to action

@article{Vanholder2017ReducingTC,
  title={Reducing the costs of chronic kidney disease while delivering quality health care: a call to action},
  author={Raymond Camille Vanholder and Lieven Annemans and Edwina A. Brown and Ronald T. Gansevoort and Judith J Gout-Zwart and Norbert R Lameire and Rachael L Morton and Rainer W. Oberbauer and Maarten J Postma and Marcello Tonelli and Wim Van Biesen and Carmine Zoccali},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
  year={2017},
  volume={13},
  pages={393-409}
}
The treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) imposes substantial societal costs. Expenditure is highest for renal replacement therapy (RRT), especially in-hospital haemodialysis. Redirection towards less expensive forms of RRT (peritoneal dialysis, home haemodialysis) or kidney transplantation should decrease financial pressure. However, costs for CKD are not limited to RRT, but also include nonrenal health-care costs, costs not related to health care, and… CONTINUE READING
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