Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study

Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study Journal Article

BMC Health Services Research

  • Author(s): Gorham, Gillian, Howard, Kirsten, Togni, Samantha, Lawton, Paul, Hughes, Jaquelyne, Majoni, Sandawana William, Brown, Sarah, Barnes, Sue, Cass, Alan
  • Published: 2017
  • Volume: 17
  • ISBN: 1472-6963

Abstract: Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) has the country’s highest incidence and prevalence of kidney disease. Indigenous people from remote areas suffer the heaviest disease burden. Concerns regarding cost and sustainability limit the provision of dialysis treatments in remote areas and most Indigenous people requiring dialysis relocate to urban areas. However, this dislocation of people from their family, community and support networks may prove more costly when the broader health, societal and economic consequences for the individual, family and whole of government are considered.

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Gorham, Gillian, Howard, Kirsten, Togni, Samantha, Lawton, Paul, Hughes, Jaquelyne, Majoni, Sandawana William, Brown, Sarah, Barnes, Sue, Cass, Alan, 2017, Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study, Volume:17, Journal Article, viewed 14 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=15818.

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