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Kidney dialysis in Australia
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:10:53 PM »
I was curious about kidney dialysis in Australia, so I've been asking an expert I respect: Australian nephrologist Dr. John Agar.

Time on dialysis:
The mean dialysis treatment time for facility-based care in Australia is a tad over 4.5 hrs (4 hrs 35 minutes) with centre-based dialysis ranging from 3.5 hrs (a very few), to 4 hrs (a lessening number), to 4.5 hrs (the majority), and to 5 hrs (an increasingly common duration) x 3 treatments a week (still) ... though there are many who would like to toss the 'killer weekend' break.
http://forums.homedialysis.org/threads/3480-18-hours-a-week-of-dialysis-in-Australia

Last I heard we were averaging 3.5 hours on dialysis per treatment

Patient/Staff ratios
As for staffing levels, the national ratio
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Re: Kidney dialysis in Australia
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 06:07:58 AM »
Dr. John Agar is very well known and highly respected. Glad you are in contact with him.  I didn't know about this green dialysis clinic. Thanks for the link :)