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Dialysis residential care : a future dialysis service model

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Paul Bennett, K Torpey, K Bannister
People with chronic kidney disease are ageing and have increasing co-morbidities. The current delivery of renal replacement therapy, dialysis and transplantation, needs to adjust to changing patient needs. This paper proposes a potential future service delivery model featuring a dialysis residential care facility and a care coordination focus. The residential care facility would be composed of four levels of care; high, hostel, independent and outpatient. The paper argues that this model may result in decreased morbidity, improved patient quality of life and may prove cost effective. Patients' nutritional status, medication adherence and transport efficiency may be improved. We propose this model to stimulate further debate in order to meet the needs of current and future chronic kidney disease patients.

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Journal

Asia Pacific journal of health management

Volume

3

Issue

2

Pagination

44 - 50

Publisher

Australian College of Health Service Executives

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

1833-3818

Language

eng

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Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Australian College of Health Service Executives

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