The PDOPPS is a prospective cohort study of peritoneal dialysis (PD) practices. This study collects longitudinal data for a random sample of patients within a random sample of facilities in multiple countries.
The PDOPPS is designed to help understand optimal practices for PD patients worldwide. The study aims to increase the appropriate use of PD, extend technique survival, reduce mortality, and improve quality of life for PD patients. The PDOPPS will also provide a forum to promote effective collaborative international clinical research in PD as a vital means to strengthen the evidence base supporting PD treatment decisions. The study works in collaboration with the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) and is modeled on the success of the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).