Strategies to Advance Equitable Kidney Care: Data as an Essential ToolAuthor : Strive Health
An estimated 35.5 million adults in the United States have chronic kidney disease, The condition, including end-stage kidney disease, disproportionately affects people from racial and ethnic minority groups and underserved populations.
The evidence that health disparities impact kidney-specific care, including dialysis and kidney transplantation, is compelling. Myriad factors contribute to these health disparities, including limited access to resources and
information, clinical decisions, care delivery inefficiencies and racism. Yet, despite growing awareness of these and other issues, one of the most significant barriers to reducing health disparities is data: the lack of comprehensive data and not using the data available.
This white paper discusses:
- how social determinants of health contribute to chronic kidney disease
- how organizations are collecting and using data to identify inequities in kidney care and
- how providers can use data to improve community and individual health.
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