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Kidney disease: are you at risk?

Alan Cass
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (11): 515-516.
Published online: 3 June 2002

In 2000, chronic or unspecified renal failure was listed as a cause of death of 9160 Australians (7.1% of all deaths) (source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, special data request, 2002). Most would have had chronic renal impairment (CRI) for years. Each year, more than 1700 people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) start dialysis or receive a transplant.1 These figures suggest that the impact of CRI is substantial and that in order to prevent progression to ESRD we need to develop systems for its detection and management.

  • Alan Cass

  • Menzies School of Health Research and Darwin Hospital, NT.

Correspondence: alancass@menzies.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

Alan Cass receives PhD scholarship funding from the Colonial Foundation. Thanks to Dr Peter Arnold for his critical reading of the manuscript.

Competing interests:

Alan Cass is the secretary of the Kidney Check Australia Taskforce, established by the Australian Kidney Foundation and the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

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