Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of persons receiving a kidney transplant within 3 years of initiating treatment for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD)

Baseline: 12.7 percent of end-stage kidney patients under 70 years received a kidney transplant within 3 years of initiating treatment for ESKD in 2013

Target: 20.1 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

In people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), kidney transplants are linked to higher survival rates and better quality of life than dialysis. But the percentage of patients getting a transplant within 3 years of starting ESKD treatment has gone down in recent years. Interventions that help more eligible patients with ESKD get kidney transplants can help increase survival rates and improve quality of life.