Abstract: Maintenance dialysis is a costly and resource intense activity. In Australia, inadequate health infrastructure and poor access to technically skilled staff can limit service provision in remote areas where many Aboriginal dialysis patients live. With most studies based on urban service provision, there is little evidence to guide service development. However permanent relocation to an urban area for treatment can have significant social and financial impacts that are poorly quantified. This study is part of a broader project to quantify the costs and benefits of dialysis service models in urban and remote locations in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT).
Gorham, G., Howard, K., Zhao, Y., Ahmed, A. M. S., Lawton, P. D., Sajiv, C., Majoni, S. W., Wood, P., Conlon, T., Signal, S., Robinson, S. L., Brown, S., Cass, A., 2019, Cost of dialysis therapies in rural and remote Australia – a micro-costing analysis, Volume:20, Journal Article, viewed 30 November 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=15327.