Determinants of Disability in Patients With Chronic Renal Failure (AHRQ)
May 3, 2000 | Evidence Reports
Available through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Web site.
The purpose of this report is to evaluate the U.S. Social Security Administration's (SSA's) current Listing of Impairments ("Listings") for determining disability in individuals with chronic renal failure (CRF). Renal failure occurs when the kidneys lose their ability to filter wastes from the blood. It can occur as a result of chronic conditions such as primary kidney disease (e.g., glomerulonephritis), diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Renal failure can also be acute, occurring from a sudden injury or...