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    Chronic Kidney Disease in Nigeria: An Evaluation of the Spatial Accessibility to Healthcare for Diagnosed Cases in Edo State


    Oviasu, Osaretin and Rigby, Jan and Ballas, Dimitris (2015) Chronic Kidney Disease in Nigeria: An Evaluation of the Spatial Accessibility to Healthcare for Diagnosed Cases in Edo State. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 6 (394). pp. 40-44. ISSN 2038-9922

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    Abstract

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in Nigeria, presenting challenges to the nation's health and economy. This study evaluates the accessibility to healthcare in Edo State of CKD patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2009. Using cost analysis techniques within a geographical information system, an estimated travel time to the hospital was used to examine the spatial accessibility of diagnosed patients to available CKD healthcare in the state. The results from the study indicated that although there was an annual rise in the number of diagnosed cases, there were no significant changes in the proportion of patients that were diagnosed at the last stage of CKD. However, there were indications that the travel time to the hospital for CKD treatment might be a contributing factor to the number of diagnosed CKD cases. This implies that the current structure for CKD management within the state might not be adequate.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
    Keywords: Kidney; healthcare; Geographical Information System; accessibility;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9275
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2015.394
    Depositing User: Jan Rigby
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 17:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Public Health in Africa
    Publisher: PAGEpress
    Refereed: Yes
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