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Haemodialysis outcomes of remote Kimberley origin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

 

Overview

Satellite haemodialysis treatment has been provided in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA) since the Kimberley Satellite Dialysis Centre (KSDC) opened in October 2002. The KSDC is run by the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) with assistance from the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (WA), Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA), and the Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). The KSDC undertook a project that aimed to:

KAMSC and RPH retrospectively identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of Kimberley origin, and analysed secondary data from ANZDATA. This group was compared with other Australian patients receiving haemodialysis treatment from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2007. The report produced was the first showing similar mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people exclusively from a remote area of Australia, and non-Indigenous Australians receiving haemodialysis treatment.

Abstract adapted from Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

Contacts

A/Prof Julia Marley
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Ph: (08) 9193 6043
Email: Julia.Marley@uwa.edu.au

Related publications

Marley J, Dent H, Wearne M, Fitzclarence C, Siu K, Nelson C, Warr K, Atkinson D (2008)

Better haemodialysis outcomes for Kimberley patients - Aboriginal Community Control in partnership with a proactive urban tertiary centre.

Paper presented at the 2008 GP & PHC Research Conference: Health for All?. 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Tasmania

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (2010)

Haemodialysis outcomes of remote Kimberley origin Aboriginal patients.

Retrieved 2010 from http://www.kamsc.org.au/research/Completed_Projects/HD_Study.html

Marley JV, Moore S, Fitzclarence C, Warr K, Atkinson D (2014)

Peritoneal dialysis outcomes of Indigenous Australian patients of remote Kimberley origin.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(3): 101-108

Evaluated publications

Marley JV, Dent HK, Wearne M, Fitzclarence C, Nelson C, Siu K, Warr K, Atkinson D (2010)

Haemodialysis outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of remote Kimberley region origin.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(9): 516-520

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Last updated: 24 September 2014
 
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