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.