DaVita® Integrated Kidney Care (IKC) has led the industry in providing coordinated, holistic kidney care for more than two decades, and currently manages the total care for more than 25,000 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), of which more than 13,000 have end stage renal disease (ESRD).
During 2018, DaVita IKC provided education, resource support and care coordination to help patients better manage their kidney disease and transition smoothly to dialysis. Through engaging with patients and collaborating with kidney doctors (nephrologists), 75 percent of our patients transitioned to dialysis with a permanent access (a device that can access blood in order to clean it) in place. DaVita IKC outperformed the rest of the industry in early access placement by nearly 100 percent. (1)
In 2018, our IKC risk-arrangement programs demonstrated compelling results, as shown below. (1)
1. Internal DaVita data. 2018.