South West Sydney Local Health District Renal Pathways Evaluation

Agency for Clinical Innovation, 2014

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) engaged Health Policy Analysis to review the Renal Pathways program implemented in South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) in October 2011.

The program was implemented to improve the experience of pre-dialysis patients, and to encourage a greater uptake of dialysis in the home. The aim of the evaluation was to quantify the savings that has resulted due to the program.

Health Policy Analysis undertook this work by gaining an understanding of the program from the SWSLHD, analysing trends in activity, comparing SWSLHD with other health services, and analysing costs and cost savings.