Clinical Outcomes

Clinical Outcomes

For more than a decade, DaVita has achieved outcomes that are the best or among the best in virtually every category when compared to national averages in the United States: 1

  • DaVita is a leading large dialysis organization in vaccination rates, day-90 catheter rates and fistula placements. 2

  • DaVita’s outcomes have improved 12 years in a row.

  • Patients with advanced CKD who are in an integrated care program generally experience slower progression to dialysis, more outpatient than in-hospital dialysis starts and a greater likelihood of having a fistula in place on the first day of dialysis. 3

  • 94% of patients are satisfied with the quality of care they receive at DaVita. 4

  • 97% of affiliated physicians say DaVita meets or exceeds their expectations of a clinical partner. 5


DaVita’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer maintains a two-way dialogue with the physicians and clinical caregivers who make these results a reality. DaVita’s aim is to improve patients’ length and quality of life through continuous care innovation.

Colombian Renal Best Practices

In Colombia, DaVita measures its outcomes with the local guidelines established by the Cuenta del Alto Costa, in addition to the parameters set by Kidney Disease Global Outcomes (KDIGO). Furthermore, DaVita’s index of quality (DQI, as abbrevitated in English) is a very powerful tool that is used by the DaVita team to help improve patient outcomes.

1. [Allen R. Nissenson, Mahesh Krishnan, Rebecca Griggs, "Achieving the Triple Aims of Healthcare for Patients with Kidney Disease: A Case Study of DaVita's Approach to Patients with End Stage Renal Disease," March 2013]

2. [DaVita internal clinical data, 2000-2013.]

3.[DaVita VillageHealth Internal Data]

4. [2013 ICH-CAHPS Survey; ~57,000 DaVita patient responses]

5. [2009 DaVita physician-satisfaction survey.]

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