End-stage renal disease: Are we ready for an emerging epidemic?

Allan J. Collins

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End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has occupied a unique place in the US healthcare system since 1972, when Social Security extended Medicare coverage to patients under age 65 with ESRD or chronic kidney failure who require dialysis or a kidney transplant (PL 92-603). Since that time, more than a million such patients have entered the Medicare entitlement program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


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