Clinical Outcomes

Patient care at DaVita® begins with consistent and positive clinical outcomes. For more than 12 years, DaVita's physician partners and their clinical support teams have 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 leads large dialysis organizations in vaccination rates, day-90 catheter rates and fistula placements2.

  • 94% of patients are satisfied with the quality of care they receive at DaVita3.

  • 97% of affiliated physicians say DaVita meets or exceeds their expectations as a clinical partner4.

  • DaVita RxSM patients have medication-adherence rates 50% better than those of patients who fill their prescriptions elsewhere, and are correlated with 40% fewer hospitalizations5.

  • Patients with advanced CKD who are in a VillageHealth 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.

  • The DaVita Quality Index (DQI), a proprietary benchmarking tool that ranks individual facilities’ clinical performance against companywide results, has also shown 10 consecutive years of improvement. DQI provides a single, weighted, composite score that reflects performance on a range of patient outcomes. When DQI improves, it generally translates into longer life, reduced infection rates and avoided hospitalizations for our patients.

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. Our aim is to improve patients' length and quality of life through continuous care innovation.

Disclaimer: All of the statistics on this page apply only to outcomes in the United States.



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. [Poll 2013 ICH- CAHPS ; ~ 57,000 patient responses]

4. [2009 DaVita physician-satisfaction survey]

5. [Data is correlated based on a two-year study: National Retailers sample (198), Independents sample (83) and Rx sample (42). Results statistically significant at the p>.01 level]

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