|Title:||Epidemiology and cost of haemodialysis in Jordan|
Al Akash, N.
|Abstract:||To assess the epidemiology and burden of haemodialysis in Jordan, all patients on haemodialysis [1711 patients] were surveyed during September/October 2003. Mean age was 48.9 years, 56% were male, 86.8% were unemployed and 92% were poor. Mean distance to the haemodialysis service was 13.6 km. Annual hepatitis B and C seroconversion for patients negative before dialysis was 0.34% and 2.6% respectively. Prevalence of haemodialysis was 312 per million population; the incidence in 2002 was 111 per million population. Fatality rate at 1 year was 20%. Diabetes mellitus was the leading cause of haemodialysis, 29.2% of cases. Total estimated cost of haemodialysis in 2003 was US$ 29.7 million|
|Keywords:||Kidney Failure, Chronic|
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Care Costs
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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