Central Australia Renal Study - Executive Summary

iii.iii Treatment Options

Page last updated: 23 June 2011

Available treatment options were reviewed against a set of criteria specific to the location and population of the CA region. These included three core dimensions: being able to provide treatment closer to home in the remote parts of the region; provision of services which meet health, social and cultural needs; and sustainability of required resourcing models.

The Study identified a suite of appropriate treatment options which would improve service delivery overall on these dimensions, and would address the diverse needs and characteristics of the region. The suite includes satellite dialysis, community based nurse supported dialysis, mobile dialysis and respite dialysis. Alongside these treatment options, support for increased self-care was also seen as a key part of the service delivery environment.