Dispelling the myths of providing dialysis in low- and middle-income countries

Nat Rev Nephrol. 2021 Jan;17(1):11-12. doi: 10.1038/s41581-020-00346-7.


Public policy for kidney replacement therapy eludes most low- and middle-income countries owing to the seemingly low number of cases and high cost. Countries such as Thailand have shown that public health authorities can effectively provide treatment and elevate health care for populations by overcoming some common challenges.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cost Sharing
  • Delivery of Health Care / economics
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods
  • Developing Countries
  • Geography
  • Health Care Costs
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Priorities
  • Health Workforce
  • Humans
  • Inventions
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / prevention & control
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Kidneys, Artificial
  • Public Policy
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Replacement Therapy / economics
  • Renal Replacement Therapy / methods*
  • Thailand
  • Universal Health Care