Baxter Health have made available a simple model designed for providers and commissioners to work out the cost implications of changing dialysis mix. The capacity planning tool is available by download for both Blackberry and iPhone.
Change in demand for renal replacement therapy is an input so it should work well with national modelling tools which don’t currently model costs at the same level of detail. It is not sensitive to changes in the proportion of transplant patients which is an important dynamic – hopefully that will be picked up at the next upgrade.
Download for iPhone (or search for “Baxter” at the iTunes store)