The Medicare experience with end-stage renal disease: trends in incidence, prevalence, and survival.
Eggers, Paul W
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Connerton, Rose E; McMullan, Michael
This article presents a detailed account of the incidence, prevalence, and survival experience of people with end-stage renal
disease (ESRD) covered by Medicare. The number of new entrants into the ESRD program has risen since its inception. This increase
is greatest for people whose cause of renal failure is primary hypertensive disease or diabetic nephropathy. The program incidence
rates for black people is 2.8 times that of white people. Incidence is highest for persons 65 to 69 years of age. Total patient
survival is 44 percent 5 years after renal failure onset. Total Medicare enrollment for ESRD quadrupled between the years
1974 and 1981.
Adolescence : Adult : Aged : Child : Child, Preschool : Data Collection : Dialysis/utilization : Female : Human : Infant :
Infant, Newborn : Kidney Failure, Chronic/economics/epidemiology : Male : Medicare/utilization : Middle Age : United States