Friday, 2 November 2007

bedtime reading: End stage renal disease in the US: an update from the US renal data system

JASN, October 2007 Vol 18, No 10
End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States: An Update from the United States Renal Data System
Robert N Foley and Allan J Collins

Shows modest in survival but startling increases in cost. Reflecting the growth in the size of the ESRD population associated costs grew by 57% between 1999 and 2004 and now account for 6.7% of the total Medicare expenditures.
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