Indicator Metadata

NameFinal Treatment Modality for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on December 31
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

DescriptionBreakdown of all patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) (either dialysis or living with a functioning kidney graft) by treatment modality at year-end
InterpretationCounts of the number of patients by treatment modality provide an indication of both the burden of ESKD and the type of RRT.
HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Outcomes: Improve health status of Canadians

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories except Quebec

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Breakdown by final treatment modality, breakdown by sex

Indicator Results

CORR Final Treatment Modality for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on December 31

Identifying Information
NameFinal Treatment Modality for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on December 31
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

Indicator Description and Calculation
DescriptionBreakdown of all patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) (either dialysis or living with a functioning kidney graft) by treatment modality at year-end
Calculation: DescriptionCounts are based on patients registered with the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) during a given calendar year in a Canadian facility
Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of service

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Number - Frequency total

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

None

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Not applicable

Denominator
Numerator

Description:
ESKD patients registered in CORR who, as of December 31 of each calendar year

• Are living and receiving hemodialysis
• Are living and receiving peritoneal dialysis
• Have had kidney transplants and are still alive with a functioning graft

Inclusions:
Patients registered in CORR during a given calendar year and alive on December 31 of that year

Exclusions:
None

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

Tracking the number of ESKD patients in each of these treatment groups is important for quantifying the cost associated with dialysis and kidney transplants, as well as the need for kidney donations. Different patient outcomes and different costs are associated with each form of RRT.

Interpretation

Counts of the number of patients by treatment modality provide an indication of both the burden of ESKD and the type of RRT.

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Outcomes: Improve health status of Canadians

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

Not applicable

References

Not applicable

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

CORR

Available Data Years

Type of Year:

First Available Year:
2006
Last Available Year:
2015

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories except Quebec

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Breakdown by final treatment modality, breakdown by sex

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Every year

Indicator Results

Web Tool:
Quick Stats
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CORR Final Treatment Modality for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on December 31

Updates

Not applicable

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

Data from Quebec was not included in this table because of significant under-reporting between 2011 and 2015.

Patients being treated in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included in the Alberta count. Patients being treated in Yukon are included in the British Columbia count. Patients being treated in Prince Edward Island are included in the Nova Scotia count.

CORR is a longitudinal database, following patients over time. Reporting centres may submit changes/updates for any particular year on an ongoing basis. As a result, data is subject to change and may differ from data in previously published reports.

The number of patients registered in CORR may vary from the actual number of patients receiving dialysis/living with a functioning kidney graft at year-end, for the following reasons:
• Incident (new) patients are under-reported by some centres.
• Deaths are under-reported by some centres.

For more information on under-reporting to CORR, please refer to Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data.

Trending Issues

An overview of under-reporting of incidence and mortality of ESKD cases can be found in Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data.

Comments

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