What are the hospitalization rates for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Unadjusted rates of hospitalization in the CKD popu­lation, reflecting its total disease burden, are 3-5 times higher than those of patients without CKD. [26] After adjustment for gender, prior hospitalizations, and comorbidity, rates for patients with CKD are 1.4 times higher. Rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and bacterial infection are particularly elevated. [26]

In the United States in 2018, hospital admissions among patients with ESRD declined, to an average of 1.7 per patient per year. However, emergency department visits rose, to an average of 3 per patient per year. [28]

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