Economic effects of treatment of chronic kidney disease with low-protein diet

Mennini Francesco SaverioRusso SimoneMarcellusi AndreaQuintaliani GiuseppeFouque Denis
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: Thursday 10 October 2013
Revision Date: Thursday 10 October 2013