Chronic kidney disease epidemic: cost and health care implications in China

Semin Nephrol. 2009 Sep;29(5):483-6. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2009.06.012.


Chronic kidney disease is growing as a global public health problem. With more than 1.3 billion people, China is the world's largest and most populous country. Understanding the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in China could be helpful to predict its impact on the health care system and to establish comprehensive strategies to reduce its burden.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • China / epidemiology
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Delivery of Health Care / economics*
  • Disease Outbreaks / economics*
  • Health Services Accessibility / economics*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Public Health / economics*