Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is a global health burden with a high economic cost to health systems and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease - Nathan R. Hill et al

Chronic Kidney Disease

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Putting Kidney Disease Patients at the Center of Proactive Care

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 30 million adults in the United States—almost 11% of the population. Yet kidney disease patients are at the mercy of a system that is inadequate to care for them—from lack of, or haphazard, diagnosis and little preventative care to the financial incentives that result in patients getting churned through the for-profit industrial complex of kidney care.

Patients deserve better, and therefore a complete overhaul is required. Now is the time for healthcare providers and payers to come together, putting patients first by adopting a multidisciplinary approach that ensures they receive the care most suited to their needs.


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