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Health Care System Capacity

Optimal access to health care and strong health systems are critical for preventing and managing CKD. Data from the American College of Pathologists suggest that reporting the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) accompanying serum creatinine tests is near universal. The rising prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States appears to be matched by an increasing number of dialysis units in the nation.