Kidney disease, resulting in a high fatality rate, is one of Thailand’s most important health issues. Furthermore, financial barriers because of the excessive cost of treatment and after-care as well as a limitation of suitable service facilities have affected necessary patient care. NHSO, therefore, has undertaken to address this issue not only through their benefit packages, but also by supporting related health system developments; for example, the cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine Srinakharinwirot University to set up regional replacement therapy for providing KT, CAPD, HD, CKD, APD clinic networks and access to renal therapy along with PD first policy. The success has come from interdisciplinary collaboration: specialists, nurses, social workers in NHSO region 4 Saraburi, and NGO from the Thai Kidney Club.
The participants will realize in this site visit what holistic and interdisciplinary care for kidney disease is and how to manage to achieve it.