Counts of Prevalent Patients & Patient Deaths.

Counts of Prevalent Patients & Patient Deaths

 

The linear growth of the prevalent dialysis patient population is clear, but death counts began to turn away from the linear trend during the early 2000s, a manifestation of improving survival. The deceleration in the growth of death counts between 2000 and 2005 may reflect the growing use of arteriovenous fistulas instead of venous catheters, as well as the growing use of cardiovascular medications whose efficacy had been established in the general population, including beta blockers, renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, and statins.

Counts of prevalent patients, by year, quarter, & month
Counts of prevalent patient deaths, by year, quarter, & month
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