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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 160-167
Outsourcing Dialysis Program: Implementation and Challenges


Medical Department, Diaverum Holding AB Branch, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Imed Helal
Diaverum Holding AB Branch, Riyadh Front - Building N8, 9435 King Khaled International Airport, Riyadh 13413–3734
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.367809

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The demand for dialysis treatment has exceeded supply over the last decade in Saudi Arabia in line with other countries in the region and hence the Ministry of Health (MOH) to outsource dialysis care on a fee-for-service basis. The main objective of this review article is to examine and understand the challenges and strategies devised for the successful implementation, the good operation, and the guaranteed efficiency of outsourcing dialysis program in order to achieve the set clinical performance indicators and quality standards. The outsourcing program has largely helped the MOH in Saudi Arabia to improve the adequacy of dialysis care and the quality of life of dialysis patients and might be cost-effective.


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