Published in Managed Care Business Week, July 19th, 2005
According to the report from the United States, "Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem, with adverse outcomes of kidney failure, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and premature death. A simple definition and classification of kidney disease is necessary for international development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines."
A.S. Levey and colleagues of the Tufts New England Medical Center wrote, "Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) conducted a survey and sponsored a controversies conference to
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