The Norm Bourke Box: A Patient-Led Initiative to Improve Care for Rural Patients Requiring Peritoneal Dialysis
作者: Nicole Scholes-Robertson
刊名: Peritoneal Dialysis International, 2019, Vol.39 (4), pp.390-391
来源数据库: Multimed
关键词: Access barriersEquipmentRemote setting
原始语种摘要: Patients living in rural communities face many barriers and challenges in accessing peritoneal dialysis (PD) because it oftenrequires travelling long distances, and accommodation away from home for training and follow-up. Patient perception is thatthere is a lack of financial support for out-of-pocket expenses, which makes home-based treatments less appealing. It canbe difficult for patients to source equipment required to do PD safely and effectively at home, and more difficult for thosewho live in rural or remote settings. This article describes a patient-led initiative—the “Norm Bourke Box” (NBB) for patientsrequiring PD in rural New South Wales, Australia. The NBB provides necessary equipment including bathroom scales and a bloodpressure machine, that are not supplied by the health...
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  • equipment 设备
  • rural 乡村的
  • financial 财政的
  • underway 航行中
  • difficult 困难的
  • expenses 经费
  • barriers 势垒
  • undertake 承担
  • necessary 必要的
  • because 由干