Table 2

The distribution of clinical responsibility in the delivery of kidney failure care among healthcare providers, n (%)

CategorynNephrologistsPrimary care physiciansNurse practitioners or specialised nursesMultidisciplinary teamsHealth officers/ extension workersOther
Overall157144 (92)34 (22)23 (15)30 (19)2 (1)3 (2)
ISN region
 Africa4132 (78)12 (29)4 (10)7 (17)0 (0)1 (2)
 Eastern and Central Europe1919 (100)4 (21)0 (0)1 (5)0 (0)0 (0)
 Latin America and the Caribbean1818 (100)4 (22)3 (17)5 (28)0 (0)0 (0)
 Middle East1111 (100)1 (9)4 (36)4 (36)0 (0)0 (0)
 NIS and Russia99 (100)2 (22)0 (0)0 (0)1 (11)0 (0)
 North America98 (89)2 (22)2 (22)3 (33)0 (0)0 (0)
 North and East Asia77 (100)0 (0)3 (43)2 (29)0 (0)0 (0)
 Oceania and Southeast Asia1514 (93)5 (33)5 (33)5 (33)1 (7)1 (7)
 South Asia75 (71)2 (29)0 (0)2 (29)0 (0)1 (14)
 Western Europe2121 (100)2 (10)2 (10)1 (5)0 (0)0 (0)
World Bank income level
 Low2216 (73)9 (41)1 (5)2 (9)0 (0)1 (5)
 Lower-middle3733 (89)11 (30)4 (11)6 (16)2 (5)1 (3)
 Upper-middle4139 (95)8 (20)6 (15)11 (27)0 (0)1 (2)
 High5756 (98)6 (11)12 (21)11 (19)0 (0)0 (0)
  • Number of countries that reported the healthcare providers primarily responsible for kidney failure clinical care, grouped by ISN region and World Bank income group. Percentages calculated as the number of responding countries divided by the total number of responding countries.

  • ISN, International Society of Nephrology; n, number of participating countries; NIS, Newly Independent States.