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Title: Everybody's business.
Authors: O'Sullivan, Ciara
Brady, Stephen J
Lawton, Paul D
Love, Cathy M
Affiliation: Community Physician for Central Australia, Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services, Alice Springs. Ciara.O'Sullivan@nt.gov.au.
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Citation: Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.) 2004-12; 9 Suppl 4: S117-20
Abstract: The provision of specialist-level care for patients with chronic kidney disease in rural and remote areas is a significant challenge. There are well-recognized barriers to care in these areas but in addition there is a widely held view that the responsibility for chronic kidney disease falls to nephrologists, despite the lack of nephrologists in remote regions and the high burden of disease. This article describes how in Central Australia specialists and remote-based primary carers have adapted their usual roles and found new ways of working together to provide high-quality specialist-level care for remote chronic kidney disease patients. We are evolving a model where chronic kidney disease is no longer nephrologists' business but is everybody's business, with primary carers providing much of the routine specialist-level care.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/10643
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2004.00345.x
ISSN: 1320-5358
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Community Health Services
Family Practice
Humans
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Nephrology
Northern Territory
Rural Health Services
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