Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps)

The CKDopps is a facility-based cohort study of practices treating chronic kidney disease, based on observing longitudinal prospective and retrospective data for random samples of patients in several countries. The study is underway in Germany, France, and Brazil. CKDopps data collection is planned to begin in the United States in early 2014, with plans to expand to new countries in the near future.

The CKDopps will study chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment variation and aims to identify practices associated with the best outcomes for patients with advanced CKD. The project will establish an enduring, international research platform to gather and analyze data on patients with advanced CKD and yield insightful, actionable findings relevant to patients, clinicians, policy makers, and other stakeholders regarding best treatment practices.