EKHA’s recent study uses data from the ERA-EDTA Registry to estimate the rates of dialysis, kidney transplantation, and comprehensive conservative management (i.e. planned holistic care rather than kidney replacement therapy) for patients with kidney failure in Europe.
The results from 33 countries show substantial variations across European countries in the prevalence of kidney replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, kidney transplantation, and comprehensive care management. Hence, major discrepancies in nephrology persist across Europe, which must be addressed by improving the access to kidney treatment options for patients with kidney failure.
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