Healio Nephrology News & Issues
Patients need cohesive health care coverage to cope with kidney disease
January 1, 2020
From the perspective of policy makers, patient advocates and health care providers, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure present the following series of important questions:
- How do we, as a nation, tackle the economic and physical implications of a health care epidemic that when undiagnosed or left untreated, results in loss of vital organ function or even death?
- How do we stop kidney disease before it takes hold?
- How can we provide state-of-the-art care in a cost-effective manner when we can’t halt the disease?
As distressing as CKD and ESRD are, on paper, for those charged with addressing its consequences on a national scale, the pain for patients themselves is exponentially greater.