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Friday, 10th October 2008

Annual Report Targets Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States

Annual Report Targets Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

A 30 percent increase in chronic kidney disease over the past decade has prompted the U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS) to issue for the first time a separate report documenting the magnitude of the disease, which affects an estimated 27 million Americans and accounts for more than 24 percent of Medicare costs. The USRDS is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

+ USRDS 2008 Annual Data Report: Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease


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