Healio, NNI | January 2023
Authors: Weinhandl, E.
In October 2022, the United States marked 50 years since the passage of Social Security Act amendments that created the Medicare entitlement for ESKD. The number of people diagnosed with ESKD rose steadily each year, with nearly 3.4 Million people diagnosed by 2019. For the first time in the history of the Medicare entitlement, the number of patients on dialysis began to decline during the COVID-19 pandemic. What does the future hold?