Rates Of Kidney Failure Are Decreasing – Part 2 of 2
So “It is too soon to avouch victory on the war against the rising tide of kidney failure, but our analysis provides some good news about kidney disease in the US,” Dr Rajiv Saran, steersman of the USRDS coordinating center, said in a university news release. “We will follow these trends closely to see whether they are sustained over the coming years, study what factors may be responsible for bringing about this confident change, and explore how it may be even further accelerated”.
The report also found that in 2012, total Medicare spending for all stages of kidney disease was more than $87 billion. That does not include prescription medications. About $58 billion of that quantity was spent caring for people with chronic kidney disease. “A comprehensive approach to improving kidney health should include prevention and awareness of chronic kidney disease. Warning signs are token or non-existent, but simple tests can help with early diagnosis”.