Central Australia Renal Study - Executive Summary

ii.i Evidence Review

Page last updated: 23 June 2011

The Study included a major systematic review of national and international evidence regarding issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease in general, chronic kidney disease (CKD) in particular and development of appropriate services. The review sought to describe the:

    • Burden of renal disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people overall, and in the CA region.
    • Outcomes of renal disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
    • State of the art in RRT.
    • Influences on chronic illness care and prevention services for Indigenous peoples in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.
The review entailed synthesis and analysis of documents from the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia published over the last two decades. The publications included both empirical and grey literature to allow for perspectives not traditionally represented in academic literature, particularly Indigenous perspectives.