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    DaVita is evolving kidney care by continuously improving efforts to manage and delay kidney failure and to increase patient access to high-quality, affordable care.

    Dr. Magdy Nawar, MD

DaVita is evolving kidney care by continuously improving efforts to manage and delay kidney failure and to increase patient access to high-quality, affordable care.

Clinical Outcomes

Through a dedication to quality care, innovation and a community-focused culture, DaVita-affiliated physicians have continuously improved clinical results for our patients.

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7%

decrease in mortality rates since 20111

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31%

improvement in blood stream infection rates since 20112

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7%

decrease in hospitalization rates for peritoneal dialysis patients (versus 4.2% for rest of market), 2013–20163

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Outperformed the industry combined in the percentage of centers meeting or exceeding CMS QIP standards, 2014-20194

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Outperformed the industry combined in CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings with the most 3-, 4- or 5-Star–rated dialysis centers, 2013–20175

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Reduced hospitalization rates by 2.6% from 2013–2016, giving patients more time at home with their families6

How the Dialysis Industry Recognizes Quality

Quality of Patient Care Star Rating

Quality of Patient Care Star Rating

The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating, as one of two measurements within the CMS Five Star Quality Rating System, measures patient outcomes at dialysis centers to give consumers insight into how a center is performing.

Patient Experience Rating

Patient Experience Rating

The Patient Experience Rating, as one of two measurements within the CMS Five Star Quality Rating System, reflects patient experience scores from the CMS In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) survey.

Quality Incentive Program

Quality Incentive Program

The CMS Quality Incentive Program (QIP) is a pay-for-performance program that correlates CMS reimbursement directly to quality-of-care measures in dialysis centers.

Clinical Leadership

DaVita's clinical efforts are led by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, a group of physicians who are aligned with key areas of the business and play an integral role in the physician community, quality patient care and transformation of the kidney care landscape.

Meet Our Leaders
Clinical Leadership team

Kidney Transplants

DaVita believes a kidney transplant is an ideal treatment option for eligible patients with kidney failure. Through educational and waitlist support programs, we aim to help our patients understand transplantation, join waitlists and be ready for when a kidney becomes available.

Watch a patient's inspirational transplant story in the video below.

“My care team was amazing… they all formed a huge part of my family, of my day.”

- Marco, DaVita patient

Home Dialysis

DaVita home dialysis patient at home watching her children play video games

DaVita aims to give every clinically eligible patient the opportunity to dialyze at home.

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Integrated Kidney Care

Dialysis patient Rachel Gregg

DaVita Integrated Kidney Care coordinates care, which can improve quality of life and help reduces costs.

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DaVita Clinical Research

DaVita Clinical Research

As a renal research site network, DaVita Clinical Research® facilitates innovative drug research and device development.

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“DaVita’s whole goal with the patient at the center… it works wonderful.”

- Mamath Ghandi, MD, DaVita Medical Director

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1 DaVita Internal Clinical Data | 2 DVA internal FF data. All patients, all facilities, aggregated monthly counts. May not match historical ESRD NCC FF data 1:1 due to facility and patient inclusion/exclusion rules. | 3 2018 DaVita Internal Analysis | 4 PY14 – PY19 CMS Quality Incentive Program results, based on external ownership | 5 CY13 – CY17 CMS Quality of Patient Care Star Rating results, based on internal ownership as of 10/8/2018 | 6 2018 DaVita Internal Analysis