Additional information on kidney care quality for researchers, patients, and clinicians may be accessed through the following links.  

Kidney Care Quality Resources:

U.S. Renal Dialysis System
Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, one of the National Institutes of Health, USRDS is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease. In its 2008 report, it identified first-year mortality as an emerging issue.

Kidney Care Partners
Kidney Care Partners (KCP) is a broad-based coalition of kidney patient advocacy groups, health care professional organizations, dialysis service providers and manufacturers who seek to improve quality of care available to patients diagnosed with CKD and kidney failure.

DOPPS is the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study that has reviewed data on patients from 12 countries – Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States – since 1996. DOPPS investigations focus on determining which dialysis practices are associated with the best patient outcomes, with the primary goal of improving patient longevity, quality of life, and other outcomes. DOPPS is supported by research grants from Amgen and Kirin Pharma, without restrictions on publications.



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