Cost consideration in renal replacement therapy in Kenya
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End stage renal disease requiring renal replacement therapy is a common complication of several renal diseases that are seen in the tropics. World over, the costs of the various modalities of therapy that constitute renal replacement therapy, including hemodialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation, is prohibitive. All the above modes of therapy are provided in Kenya, unlike most countries with similar level of socioeconomic development. This article analyses the factors behind the limited success that renal replacement therapy enjoys in Kenya, which is faced with more pressing basic problems of malnutrition and infection
CitationEast Afr Med J. 1995 Jan;72(1):69-71.
Department of Medicine, University of NairobiKenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
- Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)