Alongside the clinical performance measures, Diaverum pays close attention to the key statistics surrounding the delivery of treatment, e.g. demographic data and prevalence of catheters.
Demographics and prevalence of catheters
|Q1 2019||Q1 2018|
|Body weight (kg)||72||72|
|Prevelence of diabetes as primary renal diagnosis (%)||25||25|
|Prevalence of catheters (> 90 days)(%)||19.2||18.4|
The dialysis patient population is becoming older and prevalence of diabetes is gradually increasing. The average age of a dialysis patient in Diaverum is 64 years and diabetes accounts for a quarter of Diaverum’s patients requiring dialysis.
Catheter prevalence: A ‘catheter last’ approach
Patients dialysed with a catheter have a lower survival rate than those dialysed with an arteriovenous fistula, thus Diaverum advocates a ‘catheter last’ approach.