Mortality Trends in Prevalent Dialysis Patients, by Stratum
Between 2004 and 2011, mortality rates fell within all subgroups of prevalent dialysis patients — including strata defined by age, race, sex, vintage, diabetic status, and dialytic modality — demonstrating that progress was widespread and not unique to specific populations with putatively more modifiable risk. These data are an important demonstration, too, that risk can be reduced in all patient subgroups with continuous quality improvement efforts.
Mortality trends in prevalent dialysis patients, by stratum
Deaths per 100 patient years among patients alive on January 1 of each year; APC, Annual Percent Change.