Effectiveness and cost-efficiency of phosphate binders in hemodialysis

Barbara Fröschl, Sophie Brunner-Ziegler, Cora Hiebinger, Alice Wimmer & Johannes Zsifkovits
Health political background In 2006, the prevalence of chronic renal insufficiency in Germany was 91,718, of which 66,508 patients were on dialysis. The tendency is clearly growing. Scientific background Chronic renal insufficiency results in a disturbance of the mineral balance. It leads to hyperphosphataemia, which is the strongest independent risk factor for mortality in renal patients. Usually, a reduction in the phosphate intake through nutrition and the amount of phosphate filtered out during dialysis are...