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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; Rigby, Janette E.; Ballas, Dimitris

Authors

Osaretin Oviasu

Janette E. Rigby

Dimitris Ballas



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.

Citation

Oviasu, O., Rigby, J. E., & Ballas, D. (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(1), 40-44 . https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2015.394

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 4, 2016
Online Publication Date May 13, 2016
Publication Date Mar 31, 2015
Deposit Date Jun 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 9, 2016
Journal Journal of public health in Africa
Electronic ISSN 2038-9930
Publisher PAGEpress
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 40-44
DOI https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2015.394
Keywords Kidney; Healthcare; Geographical information system; Accessibility
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/439299
Publisher URL http://www.publichealthinafrica.org/index.php/jphia/article/view/394
Additional Information Copy of article first published in: Journal of public health in Africa, 2016, v.6, issue 1

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