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[Comment] Improving outcomes of dialysis patients by population health management—the Global Chief Medical Officer Initiative

Renal replacement therapy (RRT) by dialysis is a life-sustaining treatment that globally enables almost 3 million patients with end-stage renal disease to survive while maintaining daily activities of living.1 Despite technical progress in dialysis machines and dialyser performance, better understanding of uraemic pathophysiology, improvement in dialysis tolerance, and better management of anaemia and other comorbidities, patients have a high burden of chronic illness with substantial morbidity and mortality.

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