#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Johns, T. and Jaar, G. (2013) U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches new chronic kidney disease surveillance system website. BMC Nephrology. 14:196.
The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is substantial and is associated with poor health outcomes including increase hospitalizations and premature deaths, as well as considerable health care cost. In recognition of this mounting public health problem, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and their collaborators created a national CKD surveillance system. This commentary introduces the national CKD surveillance system and discusses some of its potential uses.