Racial disparities in the optimal delivery of chronic kidney disease care

Med Clin North Am. 2005 May;89(3):475-88. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2004.11.004.


This article provides evidence that the current and growing burden of CKD in racial and ethnic minority populations is likely to be multifactorial involving the interplay of biologic, clinical, social, and behavioral determinants. To eliminate these disparities, crafting successful solutions requires more attention to the constellation of contributing factors not only by specialists, primary care physicians, and other health care providers involved in CKD care, but also clinical and behavioral scientists, payers of health care, and patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / standards*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / ethnology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Patient Care / standards*
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Racial Groups*
  • Risk Factors
  • United States