Chronic kidney disease

In Spain it is estimated that there are about 62,000 people with chronic renal failure. The treatment of the disease accounts for about 3% of the annual health expenditure and it is predictable that this cost is increasing, because renal pathologies are associated with the aging of the population. The dialysis has an average cost per patient is about 50,000 euros per year, compared to a kidney transplant that stands at 22,369 euros. Involving, educating and activating the patient in the care of their health are a priority in this type of pathologies, since self-care is directly related to the quality of life.