Monday, 04 November 2019 08:42

Status of care for end stage kidney disease in countries and regions worldwide: international cross sectional survey

The ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) 2019 manuscript “Status of care for end stage kidney disease in countries and regions worldwide: international cross sectional survey” was published in The BMJ on October 31.

The second edition of the GKHA reports on global kidney health across 160 countries representing 98% of the world’s population.

The report focuses on care for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). It highlights the growing burden of ESKD and the significant inequities in accessing appropriate treatment both globally and regionally: two-thirds of patients living with ESKD have no access to lifesaving treatment such as dialysis, kidney transplantation or conservative care because of socio-economic, and political factors.

The researchers recommend important strategies to tackle this problem, and advocate for a greater involvement of local and international stakeholder organizations towards an equitable and optimal care for ESKD around the world.

Bello Aminu K, Levin Adeera, Lunney Meaghan, Osman Mohamed A, Ye Feng, Ashuntantang Gloria E et al. Status of care for end stage kidney disease in countries and regions worldwide: international cross sectional survey BMJ 2019; 367 :l5873

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