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
Five year life expectancy for a 55 year old on dialysis
Cost to Society
CKD and ESRD patients accounted for 24% of Medicare’s 2012 budget
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