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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Dialysis difficult for SA Aboriginal people

Kidney problems and end-stage renal disease are becoming increasingly common problems for Aboriginal people in far-north South Australia, but to get treatment they have to leave their communities and move to Adelaide or Port Augusta, more than a thousand kilometres away. The Federal Government is expected to release a study today into how best to provide dialysis treatment. While the study allocates $13 million for accommodation to help renal patients, it doesn't resolve the responsibility for treatment costs.

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Last updated: 29 June 2011
 
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