Health care organizations systematically underinvest in CKD programs. This cost model was built to help health advocates and decision makers at health care organizations realize the positive financial implications of investing in CKD population health programs. The model can be used simply as a conversation starter for understanding current costs, or more rigorously as a tool to help make long-term organizational decisions. 

The model was developed by the CKD Business Case Work Group, National Kidney Disease Education Program, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, and was presented to the public at the February 2017 NIH conference "Using Health IT to Identify and Manage CKD Populations". It was built in Excel to maximize accesibility and ease-of-use.

To learn more about the working group, follow this link: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-communication-programs/nkdep/working-groups/health-information-technology-working-group/Pages/default.aspx

Download the model, background materials, use cases, and get the link to a demo video here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0dGb7ofeJCUERJb