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released: 7 Sep 2015 author: AIHW media release

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is increasing in incidence globally. This report presents the first national statistical snapshot on AKI and its impact in Australia. The key findings show that AKI accounts for a considerable number of hospitalisations and deaths and further, that the burden of this condition is not equally distributed across the Australian population. These inequalities were seen in relation to all population characteristics examined, namely sex and age, remoteness of residence, socioeconomic disadvantage and Indigenous status.

ISSN 978-1-74249-789-1; Cat. no. PHE 190; 44pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • About acute kidney injury
      • Defining AKI
      • National monitoring of AKI
      • Scope of this report
    • 2 Acute kidney injury hospitalisations
      • Acute kidney injury as a principal and/or additional diagnosis
      • Acute kidney injury as the principal diagnosis
      • Acute kidney injury as an additional diagnosis
      • AKI hospitalisations ending in death
    • 3 Acute kidney injury mortality
      • Acute kidney injury as the underlying or an associated cause of death
    • 4 Discussion
      • The burden of AKI
      • Interpretation of findings on health inequalities
      • What's missing?
      • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data sources and methods
      • Data sources
      • Reporting AKI hospitalisations and deaths
    • Appendix B: Detailed statistical tables/figure
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Acute kidney injury in Australia: a first national snapshot. Cat. no. PHE 190. Canberra: AIHW.

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