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Geriatric rehabilitation in the elderly with end-stage renal disease

  • Gary Naglie
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 34)

Abstract

The population of the United States and Canada is aging [1, 2]. Projections suggest that the number of persons over the age of 65 will increase dramatically in the next 50 years, during which the 85+ age group will expand to the greatest extent [1, 2]. In conjunction with this aging, the dialysis population also is growing progressively older [3]. The most rapidly growing segment of this population is those over 75 years of age [3]. Medicare data in the United States demonstrate that, between 1978 and 1987, increases in newly treated renal failure patients aged 65–74 years and 75+ years were 192% and 461%, respectively, compared to an increase of 81% for patients less than 65 years of age [3].

Keywords

ESRD Patient Caregiver Burden Acute Hospital Geriatric Assessment Geriatric Medicine 
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