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The increasing financial impact of chronic kidney disease in Australia

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Patrick Tucker, Michael Kingsley, R Morton, Aaron Scanlan, Vincent Dalbo
The aim of this investigation was to determine and compare current and projected expenditure associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal replacement therapy (RRT), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Australia. Data published by Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and World Bank were used to compare CKD-, RRT-, and CVD-related expenditure and prevalence rates. Prevalence and expenditure predictions were made using a linear regression model. Direct statistical comparisons of rates of annual increase utilised indicator variables in combined regressions. Statistical significance was set at p < 0.05. Dollar amounts were adjusted for inflation prior to analysis. Between 2012and 2020, prevalence, per-patient expenditure, and total disease expenditure associated with CKD and RRT are estimated to increase significantly more rapidly than CVD. RRT prevalence is estimated to increase by 29%, compared to 7% in CVD. Average annual RRT per-patient expenditure is estimated to increase by 16%, compared to 8% in CVD. Total CKD- and RRT-related expenditure had been estimated to increase by 37%, compared to 14% in CVD. Per-patient, CKD produces a considerably greater financial impact on Australia’s healthcare system, compared to CVD. Research focusing on novel preventative/therapeutic interventions is warranted.

History

Issue

2014

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

2090-2158

ISSN

2090-214X

Location

United States

Publisher

Hindawi

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

La Trobe University; Massey University, New Zealand; Not affiliated to a Research Institute; School of Medical and Applied Sciences (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of nephrology.

Exports

CQUniversity

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