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released: 27 Jan 2009 author: AIHW

In late 2007 the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare established the National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common chronic disease in Australia. The disease is highly preventable and progression can be slowed by controlling common risk factors and by improving disease treatment and management. The burden of CKD in Australia is expected to rise. Work in this area is critical for improving capacity to assess the health impact of CKD, evaluate progress in disease prevention and management, and therefore provide evidence for developing policy to reduce the associated burden and outcomes for people at risk of or living with CKD. There is considerable potential for health, social and economic gains through CKD monitoring. This report is intended to be a brief outline of the rationale for and role of the National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease. It outlines the rationale behind starting a national monitoring centre, the structure of the centre, key areas of monitoring and major data sources to be used for monitoring.

ISBN 978 1 74024 871 6; Cat. no. PHE 108; 32pp.; $23.00

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Why monitor chronic kidney disease?
      • The kidneys
    2. The National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease
      • What is monitoring?
      • Aim and scope of the National Centre
    3. Review of key areas for monitoring chronic kidney disease
      • Risk factors
      • Disease frequency
      • Impact and health service use
    4. Database codes used for monitoring chronic kidney disease
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Defining and detecting CKD
      2. Major data sources
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Outline of the National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease. Cat. no. PHE 108. Canberra: AIHW.

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