The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns (DOPPS) Program

The mission of the DOPPS Program is to improve the patient experience of individuals with kidney disease by identifying links between international variations in clinical practices and outcomes. The studies within the DOPPS Program are designed to identify best practices for treating patients. Started as a hemodialysis study in 1996, the DOPPS now tracks over 70,000 patients from over 20 countries who are treated with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, or who have chronic kidney disease. By observing patients over time and correlating practices and outcomes in different medical settings around the world, the DOPPS helps researchers and care providers identify clinical practices and other modifiable characteristics that improve patient lives.

For more information about the program, published research, and how to partner with the DOPPS, please visit

Key Program Staff