Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner
2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Patient survival rate.

Measure Source

University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, Unit Specific Report.


1.19 Patient survival rate for dialysis patients, by state, 2000.

Data Source

The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center.


Medicare dialysis patients.


Standardized mortality among the denominator population.


Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) are used to compare mortality in annual incident populations over successive years of observation. The death rates are high during the first year of treatment, lower during the second and third years, and rise again after the fourth year.

Note that the Dialysis Facility Compare measure "patient survival rate" is equivalent to the University of Michigan SMR.

Return to Previous Measure
Return to Measures Specifications Appendix
Proceed to Next Measure
Return to Contents


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care