President Donald Trump’s executive order on kidney disease care set a trio of ambitious goals that advocates say will be hard to meet but are also long overdue.
As part of a July 10 announcement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar laid out three major goals:
- reducing the number of kidney disease patients whose condition progresses to end-stage renal disease by 25% by 2030;
- having 80% of end-stage renal disease patients receiving at-home dialysis or kidney transplants by 2025;
- and doubling the number of available kidneys available for transplant by 2030.
Leaders in the kidney disease treatment community said...