Clinical Outcomes

In order to provide patients with the best possible quality of life our physicians are constantly working to improve clinical outcomes.

In coordination with our physician partners, we have improved clinical outcomes each year since 2000. DaVita’s Patient-Focused Quality Pyramid stands as a strategic framework for the continued delivery of outstanding clinical outcomes that help improve patients’ quality of life. Take a look at our clinical outcomes in the U.S. to date:

  • In 2013, DaVita reached a gross mortality rate of 13.7 percent, the lowest rate ever. 1

  • The American national Q1 2012 average for fistulas in use is 60.4 percent. During the same time period, DaVita achieved a fistula rate of 63.9 percent. Our 2013 fistula rate is 65.3 percent.2 In Germany, DaVita achieves fistula rates of more than 75 percent.

  • DaVita’s Medicare ESRD Quality Incentive Program results are considered to be the best or among the best in every category.3

  • DaVita received the Renal Physicians Association’s 2013 Patient Safety Improvement Award award for exceptional success in reducing fistula and graft thrombosis, the leading cause of reversion to infection-prone catheters.

European Renal Best Practices

In Germany, DaVita measures its clinical outcomes according to the standards set by the European Renal Best Practices’s official guideline and acknowledged by Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes.

1. DaVita internal clinical data, 2000-2013. Patient satisfaction: 2014 ICH-CAHPS Survey; ~57,000 DaVita patient responses.
2. DaVita internal clinical data, 2012-2013. Fistula First Prevalent AVF Use Rate by Network, April 2012 (most recent national data).
3. 2013 QIP Performance Score Report. Results dependent on 2011 performance.


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