Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment: Study

March 13, 2015 6:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2 million kidney failure patients worldwide die prematurely every year because they can't get treatment, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from 123 countries with 93 percent of the world's population, and found there were between 5 million to almost 10 million kidney failure patients who required either dialysis or a kidney transplant in 2010.

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