Chronic Kidney Disease in Tasmania

In Australia, the prevalence of people treated for end-stage kidney disease (dialysis or transplantation) is increasing annually at 5.6 per cent with over 16,000 people now affected. Tasmania has a particularly high rate of chronic kidney disease, but far fewer are treated with dialysis. Using a de-identified database we are able to examine the longitudinal trends and prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Tasmania. We have identified a large gap between the number of people with kidney disease and the number who receive treatment. We have also identified areas with a high prevalence of kidney disease, but with fewer health services. Combining this data with clinical service provision should improve health outcomes for Tasmanians with chronic kidney disease.

Research Groups

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  • Dr Charlotte McKercher

Team Leaders

  • Professor Matthew Jose

Team Members