The Gap between Estimated Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease and Use of Therapy

@inproceedings{Anand2013TheGB,
  title={The Gap between Estimated Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease and Use of Therapy},
  author={Shuchi Anand and Asaf Bitton and Thomas A Gaziano},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Relatively few data exist on the burden of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and use of renal replacement therapy (RRT)-a life-saving therapy-in developing regions. No study has quantified the proportion of patients who develop ESRD but are unable to access RRT. METHODS We performed a comprehensive literature search to estimate use and annual initiation of RRT worldwide, and present these estimates according to World Bank regions. We also present estimates of survival and of etiology… CONTINUE READING
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