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ESRD Clinical Performance Measures (CPM) Project


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Beneficiary Choices.

Mode of Administration

Annually, each end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Network conducts a survey of ESRD facilities to validate the census of ESRD patients in the network at the end of the calendar year using two data collection forms, one for hemodialysis patients and one for peritoneal dialysis patients. Clinical information contained in the medical records is abstracted for each patient in the adult hemodialysis sample and for all pediatric in-center hemodialysis patients who received in-center hemodialysis at any time during October, November and December. Clinical information contained in the medical records is also abstracted for each patient in the adult peritoneal dialysis sample who was receiving peritoneal dialysis at any time during the two-month periods of October–November, December–January, February–March.

Survey Sample Design

The ESRD CPMs are collected on a national random sample of adult in-center hemodialysis patients, stratified by network area, and a random sample of 5 percent of adult peritoneal dialysis patients in the nation.

Primary Survey Content

Clinical records about the 16 CPM measures in the areas of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis adequacy, vascular access, and anemia management.

Population Targeted

ESRD hemodialysis patients and peritoneal dialysis patients.

Demographic Data

Age, gender, race, and ethnicity.

Years Collected

Since 1999.



Geographic Estimates


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