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Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic: Cost and Health Care Implications in China

  • Luxia Zhang
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    Institute of Nephrology and Division of Nephrology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
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  • Haiyan Wang
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    Address reprints requests to HaiYan Wang, MD, Institute of Nephrology and Division of Nephrology, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8 Xishiku St, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100034, PR China
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    Institute of Nephrology and Division of Nephrology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
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      Summary

      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.

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