Quality of Care in Dialysis Centers

ProPublica has published previously confidential information the U. S. Government collected on the quality of care provided in dialysis centers nationwide.The comprehensive clinic data was obtained through the FOIA.  The site is easy to use and categorized by state. Once on the state page, scroll to find the center in which you are interested learning more about. The site allows for comparison of up to five sites in close geographic proximity. Each facility is compared to state averages for each measure. Key measures reported include mortality, hospitalization and infection rates. Data shows a wide variability among facilities in the same community. The information is submitted by facilities and collected by contractors of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, the federal agency that oversees most dialysis care.