In a joint statement, the American Society of Nephrology, European Renal Association, and International Society of Nephrology discuss the state of the global nephrology workforce.
“We need a robust and competent nephrology workforce to provide incredibly complex care to patients with kidney diseases, many of whom have multiple medical issues,” points out ASN Preseident Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN. “It’s vital that these patients—regardless of where they live—have access to appropriate care.”
Regardless of economy or region, nephrologists are the primary kidney care providers, according to a survey of 106 countries. However, considerable disparities in the nephrology workforce persist, resulting in inadequate kidney care capacity across most of the world.