Kindey Disease is Over-Diagnosed

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By Molly Clifton

A group of health experts says the current definition of chronic kidney disease is leading to overdiagnosis.

In 2002, CKD was classified as the presence of kidney damage or decreased kidney function for three months or more.

Under that definition, one in eight adults in the United States and about half of people over 70 have the disease, but experts say the low rates of kidney failure suggest many cases will never progress to severe disease.

They say the new definition leads to wasteful spending on unnecessary care.



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