Improving Patient Survival: The PEAK Campaign


PEAK:   Performance, Excellence, and Accountability in Kidney Care

Between 2009 and 2012, KCP conducted a voluntary, national goal-based quality improvement initiative to improve survival for patients new to dialysis.   While overall survival rates for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) had been improving, the first-year mortality rate had remained relatively stagnant.

The PEAK Campaign was a multi-stakeholder initiative to reduce first-year mortality by 20 percent over three years.   KCP partnered with Brown University and Quality Partners of Rhode Island to work with Expert Panels to monitor performance through data analysis and identify best practices to improve patient outcomes.

Through June 2013, first-year mortality rates fell by nearly 15 percent.

Learn more about the PEAK Campaign