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2019 DOPPS Practice Monitor Update

Trends in US dialysis practices and the latest policy updates following the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative

ANN ARBOR, MI – Researchers from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program will host a web conference on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 3 p.m. EST. The conference will be moderated by Bruce Robinson, MD, MS, FASN, Scientific Director of the DOPPS Program.  Click here to register for this event.

DOPPS team members will present an overview of the most recent US hemodialysis practice trends through August 2019 as reported on the publicly available DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) website ( Clinical areas including volume management, anemia, and mineral bone disorder (MBD) will be reported, and data relevant to the CMS Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-Up reporting measure will be presented.
In the second half of the program, Miriam Godwin, Health Policy Analyst at the National Kidney Foundation, will present “Regulatory and Rulemaking Update - Implications for Dialysis Practice” including the latest policy updates related to the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative announced in July 2019. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

About the DPM: The US-based DPM presents a wide range of clinical data, in the form of more than 1,500 regularly updated charts, figures, and data tables, from over 9,000 patients receiving chronic in-center hemodialysis in a national sample of more than 160 dialysis facilities. Our group has published research papers describing DPM methods, key recent findings and analysis, and commentary.  To learn more, please visit

About the DOPPS Program: Our mission is to improve the experience of patients with kidney disease by identifying links between variations in clinical practices and outcomes. Started as a hemodialysis study in 1996, the DOPPS Program now tracks over 70,000 patients in more than 20 countries. We focus on the lives of individuals treated with hemodialysis (DOPPS), peritoneal dialysis (PDOPPS), or advanced non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKDopps). To learn more about the DOPPS Program, to enroll in the CKDopps, or to learn more about other opportunities for collaboration, please visit

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