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released: 19 Jul 2012 author: AIHW media release

End-stage kidney disease is a serious and costly health problem in Australia that usually requires kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or kidney transplantation) for patients to survive. At the end of 2009 there were more than 18,000 people receiving kidney replacement therapy. The majority received dialysis treatment, which accounted for more than 1.1 million hospitalisations in the 2009-10 financial year. During 2009 more than 2,300 patients started kidney replacement therapy and 772 kidney transplant operations were performed.

ISBN 978-1-74249-322-0; Cat. no. PHE 162; 52pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Kidney transplantation
      • Dialysis
      • Structure of this report
    • 2 Main data sources
      • Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry
      • AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database
    • 3 Overview of people receiving treatment for ESKD
      • Treatment by age
      • Treatment trends over time
      • Treatment by state/territory
      • Treatment by geographical location of residence
      • Type of kidney replacement therapy
    • 4 Transplants
      • Living donor kidney transplants
      • Subsequent transplants
      • Length of stay for recipient and donor transplant operations
      • Kidney transplant survival
      • Australian Paired Kidney Exchange Program
    • 5 Dialysis treatment
      • Peritoneal dialysis
      • Haemodialysis
      • Dialysis treatment by state/territory
      • Dialysis treatment by geographical location of residence
      • Dialysis treatment and survival
    • 6 Hospitalisations for dialysis treatment
      • Hospitalisation by state/territory
      • Hospitalisation by geographical location of residence
      • Hospitalisation trends over time
      • Private and public hospital admissions
    • 7  New cases of treated-ESKD
      • New cases of treated-ESKD over time
      • Causes of treated-ESKD
      • New cases of treated-ESKD by state/territory
      • New cases of treated-ESKD by geographical location of residence
      • Treatment rates
    • 8  The cost of KRT treatment
      • AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
      • NSW dialysis costing study
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Supplementary tables
      • Appendix B: Methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Dialysis and kidney transplantation in Australia: 1991-2010. Cat. no. PHE 162. Canberra: AIHW.

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