Chronic kidney disease hospitalisations in Australia 2000-01 to 2007-08 – AIHW – 18 August 2010

Posted on August 20, 2010. Filed under: Nephrology | Tags: |

Chronic kidney disease hospitalisations in Australia 2000-01 to 2007-08 – AIHW – 18 August 2010

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

“In 2007-08, chronic kidney disease (CKD) contributed to 15% (nearly 1.2 million) of all hospitalisations in Australia, one million of which were for regular dialysis. Indigenous Australians were hospitalised at 11 times the rate of other Australians for regular dialysis, and at 5 times the rate for other principal and additional CKD diagnoses. Hospitalisations for regular dialysis increased by an average of 60,000 per year between 2000-01 and 2007-08, equating to a 71% increase over this period. Increases of 12% for other principal diagnoses of CKD and 48% for additional diagnoses were also recorded.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 18 August 2010; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-049-6; AIHW cat. no. PHE 127; 68pp

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