"Satellite" haemodialysis.

The Medical Journal of Australia
J MahonyJ H Stewart

Abstract

Thirty of the 39 patients treated at the Blacktown Dialysis Centre, the first "satellite" dialysis centre in the greater metropolitan Sydney, had been referred from four Sydney renal units for long-term dialysis therapy. The move save approximately 150 kilometres in travelling and eight hours time each week for each of these patients. The cost of running the unit was approximately $10,000 per patient per year in the first year--no greater than that of home dialysis, and less than that of dialysis in a teaching hospital. The advantages of establishing satellite dialysis centre, the method of operation, and the results of the first year of operation of the Blacktown Dialysis Centre are described.

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Mar 16, 2002·The Australian Journal of Rural Health·S Wellard, E Bethune
Jul 23, 1983·The Medical Journal of Australia·T H Mathew
Feb 7, 1981·The Medical Journal of Australia·A P Disney, R L Correll

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