Central Australia Renal Study

The purpose of this study is to develop a range of feasible clinical service delivery models and care pathways to best meet (current and projected) needs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients from remote communities requiring dialysis in Central Australia.

Page last updated: 12 December 2013

The Central Australia Renal Study was a joint study by the Australian, Northern Territory, South Australian and Western Australian Governments to develop a range of feasible clinical service delivery models and care pathways to best meet (current and projected) needs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients from remote communities requiring dialysis in Central Australia.

The study, funded by the Australian Government, assesses the current issues surrounding the delivery of renal services in Central Australia and takes account of stakeholder consultation and activity-based data.

The study was conducted by the George Institute for Global Health for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

The study was commissioned to assess the current issues surrounding the delivery of renal services in Central Australia taking into account, stakeholder consultation and activity-based data. The findings were to inform policy recommendations on the most effective and feasible service delivery options and care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in need of renal services, including dialysis, and identify issues around the distribution of these services.

The Report of the Central Australia Renal Study consists of four sections:
Executive Summary (PDF 204 KB)
Executive Summary (online)

Part 1: Key findings and Recommendations, and Part 2: Final Report (PDF 1316 KB)
Part 1: Key findings and Recommendations, and Part 2: Final Report (online)

Part 3: Technical Report (PDF 1706 KB)
Part 3: Technical Report (online)

Part 4: Technical Appendices (PDF 939 KB)
Part 4: Technical Appendices (online)

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