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END STAGE RENAL FAILURE PATIENTS

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Definition:
End stage renal failure patients (ESRF) refers to the total number of patients alive on December 31st of each year who are receiving different forms of renal replacement therapy: haemodialysis/haemoinfiltration, intermittent peritoneal dialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), continuous cyclical peritoneal dialysis (CCPD), or with a functioning transplant.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 06, 2001