Article

Investigation of the coexistence of CKD and non-communicable chronic diseases in a PBM company in South Africa

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 58, issue 4, 2016 , pages: 136–141
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2016.1151641
Author(s): WP MeuwesenMedicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA), South Africa, JM du PlessisMedicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA), South Africa, JR BurgerMedicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA), South Africa, MS LubbeMedicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA), South Africa, M CockeranMedicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA), South Africa

Abstract

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem, with increasing global prevalence. Several factors could influence the prognosis of CKD, including comorbid chronic conditions. This study investigated the coexistence of CKD and non-communicable chronic diseases in the private health sector of South Africa.

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