What is the difference in hospitalization rates between patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated with dialysis and those who receive a kidney transplant?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The mortality rates associated with CKD are striking. After adjustment for age, gender, race, comorbidity, and prior hospitalizations, mortality in patients with CKD in 2009 was 56% greater than that in patients without CKD. [28] For patients with stages 4-5 CKD, the adjusted mortality rate is 76% greater.


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