Mortality in Prevalent Dialysis Patients
Relative to the 2003 cohort of prevalent patients in freestanding dialysis facilities, there have been continued declines in the mortality rate of successive patient cohorts. Among dialysis patients alive on January 1, 2011, the first-year mortality rate was 18.2 deaths per 100 patient years, down 19 percent from a rate of 22.5 among patients alive on January 1, 2003.
In contrast to trends in first-year mortality, there are no exceptions to the national trend among Census Divisions. Mortality rates, however, have been consistently highest in the New England states and lowest in the Pacific division.
Mortality in prevalent dialysis patients, by year, quarter, & month
Mortality in prevalent dialysis patients, overall & by U.S. Census Division
Mortality in prevalent dialysis patients, by U.S. Census Division
Deaths per 100 patient years among patients alive on January 1 of each year; APC, Annual Percent Change. Maps show 2011 rates.