Figure 4.1
Vascular access use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2005-2014
Vascular access use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2005-2014
Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database. ESRD patients initiating hemodialysis in 2005-2014. Abbreviations: AV, arteriovenous; CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid; ESRD, end-stage renal disease.

Vascular access used at hemodialysis initiation by patient characteristics from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2014

Figure 4.2
Geographic variation in percentage of catheter-only use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2014
Geographic variation in percentage of catheter-only use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2014
Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database. Abbreviations: CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid; ESRD, end-stage renal disease.

Figure 4.3
Geographic variation in percentage of AV fistula use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2014
Geographic variation in percentage of AV fistula use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2014
Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database. Abbreviations: AV, arteriovenous; CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid; ESRD, end-stage renal disease.

Distribution of type of vascular access in use among prevalent hemodialysis patients in 2014, from CROWNWeb data, December 2014

Figure 4.4
Geographic variation in percentage catheter use among prevalent hemodialysis patients by Health Service Area, from CROWNWeb data, December 2014
Geographic variation in percentage catheter use among prevalent hemodialysis patients by Health Service Area, from CROWNWeb data, December 2014
: Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database. Abbreviation: ESRD, end-stage renal disease.

Figure 4.5
Geographic variation in percentage AV fistula use among prevalent hemodialysis patients by Health Service Area, from CROWNWeb data, December 2014
Geographic variation in percentage AV fistula use among prevalent hemodialysis patients by Health Service Area, from CROWNWeb data, December 2014
Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database. Abbreviations: AV, arteriovenous; ESRD, end-stage renal disease.

Figure 4.6
Trends in vascular access type use among ESRD prevalent patients, 2003-2014
Trends in vascular access type use among ESRD prevalent patients, 2003-2014
Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database, and Fistula First data. Fistula First data reported from July 2003 through April 2012, CROWNWeb data are reported from June 2012 through December 2014. Abbreviations: AV, arteriovenous; ESRD, end-stage renal disease.

Figure 4.7
Change in type of vascular access during the first year of dialysis among patients starting ESRD via hemodialysis in 2014: (a) type of vascular access in use (cross-sectional) quarterly , and (b) longitudinal changes in vascular access use and other outcomes, ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728) and CROWNWeb, 2014-2015
(a) Type of vascular access in use (cross-sectional) quarterly
Type of vascular access in use (cross-sectional) quarterly
(b) Longitudinal changes in vascular access use and other outcomes
Longitudinal changes in vascular access use and other outcomes
Special analyses, USRDS ESRD Database. Data from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014: a) Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728) at initiation and CROWNWeb for subsequent time periods. (b) ESRD patients initiating hemodialysis (N =102,367). Patients with a maturing AV fistula / AV graft with a catheter in place were classified as having a catheter. The apparent decrease in arteriovenous fistula and arteriovenous graft use at 1 month is related to missing data due to the different data sources used for incident and prevalent patients. Abbreviations: AV, arteriovenous; CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid; ESRD, end-stage renal disease; HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.

Cross-sectional distributions of vascular access use, quarterly during the first year of hemodialysis, among patients new to hemodialysis in 2014, by age group, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728) and CROWNWeb, 2014-2015

Cross-sectional distributions of vascular access use, quarterly during the first year of hemodialysis among patients new to hemodialysis in 2014, by race, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS-2728) and CROWNWeb,  2014-2015

Cross-sectional distributions of vascular access use, quarterly during the first year of hemodialysis among patients new to hemodialysis in 2014, by sex, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728) and CROWNWeb, 2014-2015

Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals from logistic regression models of (a) fistula use at hemodialysis initiation, and (b) fistula or graft use at hemodialysis initiation, from the ESRD Medical Evidence form (CMS 2728), 2014

Distribution of number of days between AV fistula placement and first successful use*, overall and by patient characteristics, for new AV fistula created in 2014 (excludes patients not yet ESRD when fistula was placed), from Medicare claims and CROWNWeb, 2014-20152728) and CROWNWeb, 2014-2015