AcknowledgementsThe Study Team acknowledges the input of the members of the Technical Reference Panel who provided critical input based on their expertise relevant to the Study. We thank the many stakeholders we consulted for their genuine engagement and the patients and community members for recounting their experiences.
DisclaimerThis Study was commissioned by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) within the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) in August 2010. It was instigated in order to develop a range of feasible clinical services delivery models to meet the current and projected needs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients from remote communities requiring dialysis in the Central Australia (CA) region.
Research, analysis and writing of the report was undertaken by Alan Cass1, Anne-Marie Feyer2, Alex Brown3, Paul Snelling4 and Kirsten Howard5.
The analysis and conclusions presented here are those of the authors.
1 The George Institute for Global Health
2 George Partners
3 The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
4 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
5 School of Public Health, the University of Sydney