At the end of 2018, there were 7,433 dialysis facilities in the United States, at which 518,749 patients received dialysis. The average number of patients per facility in the United States was approximately 70.
At the end of 2018, 518,749 patients received dialysis in 7,433 dialysis facilities in the United States. There was a steady increase in the number of facilities and the number of patients treated, from 1991 to 2018. However, the average number of patients per facility has only slightly increased from 69 in 1991 to 70 in 2018.
The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national registry of all patients treated for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. It is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that reports prevalence of all treated ESRD in the United States. U.S. population denominators are determined through U.S. Census data. Tables from the USRDS annual report (United States Renal Data System, 2020) are publicly available for download.
United States Renal Data System. 2020 USRDS Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of kidney disease in the United States. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2020.