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Titolo ESRD patients in 2004: global overview of patients numbers, treatment modalities and associated trends
Autore A. Grassmann, S. Gioberge, S. Moeller, G. Brown - Fresenius Medical Care, Bad Homburg, Germany
Referenza NDT Advance Access published October 4, 2005
Contenuto In order to facilitate effective future planning by healthcare authorities, reliable and up-to-date information on ESRD patient numbers, development trends, treatment modalities and treatment outcomes are indispensable. A multi-country European database is organised by the ERA/EDTA, and now consolidates renal replacement information from different renal registries collecting patient data of 27 countries. An alternative approach to reporting international ESRD-relevant data is pursued in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). This was initiated in 2002 as an observational study and presently collects information on haemodialysis practice patterns and their associated outcomes from 12 countries in Europe, North America and Asia. Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis care company worldwide, follows two different and separate approaches, one addressing practice patterns and outcomes in its clinics (e.g. the European Clinical Database EuClid), and one using its extensive international network for retrieving and comparing reliable and contemporary ESRD demographic information from 122 countries. This paper supplies an extract of the latter for use and reference by renal care specialists and healthcare administrative bodies. In addition, trends observed in association with patient demographic data are specified and discussed.
Data 07.10.2005
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