The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare researchers have been claiming after a recent review that it is because of kidney dialysis that such a huge rise in hospital admissions is being seen in Australia.
The researchers have noted that people in the country have been largely getting a kidney disease year by year and that too, at a fast rate. And the reason behind the same is the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, as per their belief.
It is being said that diabetes' development often results in end stage kidney problems. Also, the increase in the illness since years has made it to emerge as one of the biggest issues in the nation. And thus only, the kidney issues are arising in residents.
As compared to the data found some two decades back, the number of cases is up by almost three times, with nearly 20,000 people undergoing a kidney transplant or dialysis.
While other diseases like chronic lung disease or heart disease are showing less contribution in rising number of deaths, diabetes has been acting conversely, thereby increasing health cost per year too.
"We're spending $1 billion a year at the current time on the existing dialysis programs. That number is projected to almost double over the next decade", concerns Dr. Tim Mathew from Kidney Health Australia.