Burden, access, and disparities in kidney disease

Deidra Crews, Aminu K. Bello, Gamal Saadi

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Abstract

In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socioeconomic, cultural, and political factors, leading to significant disparities in disease burden, even in developed countries [3]. These disparities exist across the spectrum of kidney disease - from preventive efforts to curb development of acute kidney injury (AKI) or chronic kidney disease (CKD), to screening for kidney disease among persons at high risk, to access to subspecialty care and treatment of kidney failure with renal replacement therapy (RRT). World Kidney Day 2019 offers an opportunity to raise awareness of kidney disease and highlight disparities in its burden and current state of global capacity for prevention and management. In this editorial, we highlight these disparities and emphasize the role of public policies and organizational structures in addressing them. We outline opportunities to improve our understanding of disparities in kidney disease, the best ways for them to be addressed, and how to streamline efforts toward achieving kidney health equity across the globe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
JournalNephrology and Dialysis
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Acute kidney injury
  • End stage renal disease
  • Global health
  • Health equity
  • Social determinants of health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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