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SARMIENTO-BEJARANO, HERNÁN et al. Economic burden of Chonic Kidney Disease in Colombia, 2015-2016. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, pp.84-100. ISSN 0120-5552.


Estimate the economic burden due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Colombia, for 2015-2016.


We estimated the economic burden of CKD through third payer's data. A top-down technique was used to estimate the costs related to CKD as input to estimate the economic burden of the disease. A Markov model was conducted to simulate the natural history of the disease. A 5% discount rate and annual cycles were used. Each stage of the disease had a cost associated with the disease, producing and estimation of the economic burden of all patients with CKD.


At the end of the modeling from stages 1-5, including transplantation, the economic burden of CKD was COP $10.5 billion (IC 95% $8.7-$14.4). In the discount rate scenario, the economic burden was COP $7.8 billons.


CKD represents a high economic burden on the Colombian health system, which ranges from COP $ 8.7- $ 14.4 billion that would represent between 1.6% and 2.7% of Colombia's Gross Domestic Product, 2015.

Keywords : burden of disease; costs; cost of illness; chronic disease; chronic kidney disease.

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