Nephrology in the Netherlands was organized as a medical society in 1972. In the Netherlands, everybody is obligatory insured. Within the insurance, all care for chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease and transplantation is covered. With a population of 17.4 million, 6252 patients are currently on dialysis. Haemodialysis is the main modality of renal replacement therapy, treating 85.7% of the patients on chronic dialysis. The highest number of patients treated with renal replacement therapy nowadays is patients with a renal transplant. Almost 50% of the performed kidney transplants in the Netherlands nowadays are living unrelated kidney transplantations. This chapter presents a general overview of nephrology in the Netherlands addressing historical aspects, the organization of nephrology and important organizations for nephrology in the Netherlands. In addition, chronic kidney disease, paediatric nephrology and renal replacement therapy, including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation, will be discussed.
|Title of host publication||Nephrology in the Netherlands|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2021|