Chronic Kidney Disease in England: The Human and Financial Cost

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This NHS Kidney Care paper with Insight Health Economics drew on knowledge from a number of other organisations such as University of Surrey, UK Renal Registry, University of Oxford and various NHS Foundation Trusts.

Summary

The purpose of the paper is to examine the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated complications and comorbidities on quality of life, mortality and NHS costs in England. The paper is divided into three sections: section 1 examines the prevalence of CKD and its impact on quality of life and mortality; section 2 examines expenditure on CKD; and section 3 discusses the implications of the study findings.