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 region.
Research, analysis and writing of the report was undertaken by Alan Cass1, Alex Brown2, Samantha Togni2, Paul Snelling3, Jeannie Devitt4, Mark Thomas5, Kirsten Howard6 and Annabel McGilvray4
The analysis and conclusions presented here are those of the authors.
1 - The George Institute for Global Health
2 - The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
3 - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
4 - Independent consultant
5 - Royal Perth Hospital
6 - School of Public Health, the University of Sydney