End-Stage Renal Disease Briefing Book for State and Federal Policymakers: A Guide to Kidney Disease Awareness and Education

The End-Stage Renal Disease Briefing Book for State and Federal Policymakers: A Guide to Kidney Disease Awareness and Education presents in lay terms the basics of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is an excellent resource to use when educating legislators about ESRD. This booklet provides a brief overview of some of the conditions associated with ESRD (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, anemia, and bone disease), and also includes information on treatment modalities, kidney transplantation, vascular access, the Medicare composite rate, and the role of the nephrology nurse in patient care. (19 pages)

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