The number of new dialysis patients has more than doubled in 10 years from 3,167 in 2005 to 7,055 in 2014.
The number of dialysis patients in the country has increased almost 3 fold from 13,000 in 2005 to almost 35,000 in 2014.
The number of dialysis centers in Malaysia has increased from 205 in 2000 to 758 in 2014. The growth was largely contributed by an increase in the number of haemodialysis centers. The number of PD centers has remained stable.
Figure 1: Stock and Flow-New Dialysis patients 2005 - 2014
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Diabetes mellitus accounted for more than half of the primary renal disease of new dialysis patients for the last 10 years.
• In 2014, 61% of new patients had diabetes mellitus as the primary renal disease. Hypertension was the primary renal disease in 18% of new patients.
Figure 2: Primary Renal Diseases for New Dialysis Patients 2005-2014