HUMAN COSTS OF DIALYSIS

660,000 Americans were on dialysis on January 1, 2015

71% of the US dialysis population is unemployed (Versus 9.9% in the population at large when the study was conducted)

Impaired Cognitive Function

dialysis

Five year life expectancy for a 55 year old on dialysis

Depression

Cost to Society

CKD and ESRD patients accounted for 24% of Medicare’s 2012 budget

cost for dialysis

The savings to Medicare for each kidney disease patient who does not progress on to dialysis was estimated to be $250,000 per patient in 2010.

Who benefits from

the status quo?

The Kidney Industrial Complex

Dialysis Industry

Erythropoietin (EPO) Industry

2 billion

Who benefits from

SOLVING THE PROBLEM?

660k ESRD Patients

Medicare

State Governments

Insurance Companies