Kidney disease: A widespread, yet often silent burden

March 31, 2016  //  FOUND IN: News

Recent data on the burden of kidney disease in the U.S.

Kidney disease significantly alters the quality of life of millions of people worldwide who live with this illness, as well as the family and friends who may provide care for them. It exacerbates a host of other chronic conditions, contributing both to shortened lifespan and a huge cost burden on the healthcare system. Despite some recent promising trends, the disease remains highly prevalent in the U.S. and around the world, though it is not always recognized as the scourge it is.

Learn how work by U-M and U-M-affilliated researchers is contributing to evidence-based practice and policy changes in the U.S. and around the world that have likely helped save countless lives and hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars — and how their efforts are poised to continue to stem the challenges of this persistent public health issue in the years to come.