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Acute kidney injury in Australia: a first national snapshot

Posted on: 21 September, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Deaths Kidney health Hospitalisation Remote Social issues

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
Acute kidney injury in Australia: a first national snapshot
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the first national statistical snapshot on acute kidney disease (AKI) and its impact in Australia. Australian hospital and mortality data have been used to assess the burden of AKI. The key findings highlight the substantial hospitalisations and deaths associated with AKI and the related inequalities that exist in the Australian population; including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The report examines AKI and its impact on hospitalisations and deaths in relation to: sex (gender) and age, remoteness of residence, socioeconomic disadvantage and Indigenous status. It also presents trends and describes the relationship between AKI and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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