In accordance with the values set in the EU-Health strategy “together for health”, the key objective of EDITH is to lay grounds for providing equal access to good quality health care throughout the European Union. With reference to CKD, the alignment of treatment modalities as well as the access to transplantation is seen as an essential precondition.
In line with EU policies and legislation in the field of chronic diseases and organ transplantation, EDITH aims to assess the different treatment modalities for ESKD currently used in the EU and the factors influencing the treatment choices by patients and doctors. EDITH also supports the establishment of registries to follow-up living donors as well as transplant recipients, at minima on a national level and in addition also on a European level. Such registries are considered to provide crucial information to increase the quality of care of patients with CKD and the safety of living donors.