This year marks the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS) Annual Report, a publication which details the state of kidney disease in the country and serves as a comprehensive, updated resource on kidney disease.
Founded in 1988 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the USRDS began as an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) surveillance system and in 2003 added a chapter on chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The USRDS is rich in insightful and valuable data-driven learning about ESRD and CKD which can be used to inform programs and initiatives to support those living with CKD/ESRD and guide development of preventive measures to lower the rate of new diagnoses and better manage cost of care.
Every day we see the life-altering toll kidney disease takes on patients and families, the challenges this complex condition presents to providers who care for them, and the ever increasing cost of care that health plans are shouldering to help these patients live healthier and longer lives.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Over the next few weeks the experts at Healthmap Solutions will weigh in on some of the key findings from the USRDS 2019 Annual Report and offer our insights and suggestions on how, together, we can improve kidney health management and stem the tide of CKD and ESRD. We encourage you to check in regularly.
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