CEIS Research Papers

Economic effects of treatment of chronic kidney disease with low-protein diet
Fouque Denis, Marcellusi Andrea, Mennini Francesco Saverio, Quintaliani Giuseppe and Russo Simone
CEIS Research Paper

Background: Several clinical studies have shown that a low protein diet in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), delays the natural progression of the end stage renal disease (ESRD) and the necessary treatment of chronic dialysis. The aim of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a low protein diet compared with no dietary treatment in patients with CKD stage 4 and 5 after 2, 3, 5 and 10 years.

Number: 292

Volume: 11

Issue: 13

Date: 10/10/2013