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Australian Department of Health and Ageing Central Australia Renal Study

Posted on: 8 August, 2011
Issue: Vol 11 No 3, July 2011 – September 2011
Related to Kidney health Remote Northern Territory

The George Institute for Global Health (2011)
Australian Department of Health and Ageing Central Australia Renal Study
Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The central Australia renal study was a joint study by the Australian, Northern Territory, South Australian and Western Australian Governments, conducted by the George Institute for Global Health for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The study was undertaken to inform the governments in the cross‐jurisdictional region to make evidence based policy decisions to better meet the health and service needs of Aboriginal dialysis patients in the region, in affordable and sustainable ways. Building on work already undertaken by the Government in the development of National services guidelines for the management of dialysis and kidney transplantation in Remote Australia 2006, the current study also takes into account stakeholder consultation and activity-based data. Key findings identified current and future treatment issues such as those associated with location and cost. A preferred renal services model was presented as a primary recommendation of the study with the model representing a structured and sustainable transition from the current urban facility model, to expansion of community based care as a way of addressing the current gaps in service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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