The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) was launched in December
2010 to track data on hemodialysis practices in the United States. The DPM reports
representative data in the form of more than 1,500 regularly updated charts,
figures, and data tables, based on a sample of over 11,000 patients in more
than 200 US hemodialysis facilities. It provides comparisons and trends
over time, using weighting techniques. Data are also provided by race and
In July 2015, the DOPPS expanded the DPM to share data from
hemodialysis facilities in Canada. The Canadian DPM initiative will feature a
publicly available website that will provide timely reports aggregating data
from at least 19 representative Canadian hemodialysis facilities and describing
trends in many different clinical aspects of hemodialysis practice across the
The DPM fills an important need, providing a source of
timely, representative data, while tracking the effects of policy changes. Its
findings can serve as an early warning system for possible adverse effects on
clinical care and as a basis for patient and dialysis community outreach,
editorial comment, and informed advocacy.
To view the German DOPPS Practice Monitor, please click here.
To view the US DOPPS Practice Monitor, please click here.
To view the Canadian DOPPS Practice Monitor, please click here.
Click here to listen to recordings of the May 2015 DPM web conference.