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System Statistics

These statistics show the incidence (new cases) and prevalence (commonness) of chronic dialysis in Ontario. Here we report the information over time (fiscal year), by modality (e.g., in-facility hemodialysis) and by type of vascular access (e.g., catheter) We used data collected through the Ontario Renal Reporting System to create these graphs. (See Submitting Data for more about the reporting system.)

Other patient paths not shown here are kidney transplantation and comprehensive conservative renal care.

Figure 1

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Glossary:
HD - Hemodialysis
PD - Peritoneal dialysis

Figure 2

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Note:
Incident chronic dialysis patients on peritoneal dialysis and patients with data quality issues are not included.

Glossary:
AV - Arteriovenous

Figure 3

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Notes:
Prevalent patient volume is as of the end of each fiscal year.
Values less than 6 have been suppressed and replaced with 0 in the graph.

Glossary:
HD - Hemodialysis
PD - Peritoneal dialysis

Figure 4

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Note:
Prevalent patient volume is as of the end of each fiscal year.

Glossary:
AV - Arteriovenous

Data Table for Figure 1

Incident Chronic Dialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2010/11 to 2016/17
Fiscal Year In-Facility HD PD Home HD
2010/11 2072 475 22
2011/10 2171 391 21
2012/13 2156 485 23
2013/14 2322 533 32
2014/15 2335 584 23
2015/16 2450 672 19
2016/17 2337 731 21

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Glossary:
HD - Hemodialysis
PD - Peritoneal dialysis

Data Table for Figure 2

Primary Access Used by Incident Hemodialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2010/11 to 2016/17
Fiscal Year Catheter AV Fistula AV Graft
2010/11 1719 289 29
2011/12 1880 286 19
2012/13 1828 301 30
2013/14 1961 340 38
2014/15 1985 329 41
2015/16 2036 381 43
2016/17 1972 344 36

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Note:
Incident chronic dialysis patients on peritoneal dialysis and patients with data quality issues are not included.

Glossary:
AV - Arteriovenous

Data Table for Figure 3

Prevalent Chronic Dialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2010/11 to 2016/17
Fiscal Year In-Facility HD PD Home HD Training - PD Training - Home HD
2010/11 7691 1739 483 0 0
2011/12 7934 1685 537 0 0
2012/13 7941 1767 550 Less than 6 Less than 6
2013/14 8035 1874 577 27 31
2014/15 8139 2017 594 40 46
2015/16 8255 2221 625 30 48
2016/17 8312 2329 620 21 34

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Notes:
Prevalent patient volume is as of the end of each fiscal year.
Values less than 6 have been suppressed and replaced with 0 in the graph.

Glossary:
HD - Hemodialysis
PD - Peritoneal dialysis

Data Table for Figure 4

Primary Access Used by Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2012/13 to 2016/17
Fiscal Year Catheter AV Fistula AV Graft
2012/13 4984 3162 328
2013/14 5005 3252 346
2014/15 5197 3173 342
2015/16 5275 3202 382
2016/17 5250 3221 448

Data Source:
Ontario Renal Reporting System

Note:
Prevalent patient volume is as of the end of each fiscal year.

Glossary:
AV - Arteriovenous

Figure 1: Incident Chronic Dialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2010/11 to 2016/17

This line graph shows the number of new chronic dialysis patients in Ontario, by dialysis type, and by fiscal year from 2010/11 to 2016/17. Types of dialysis shown are:

  • in-facility hemodialysis
  • peritoneal dialysis
  • home hemodialysis

In-facility hemodialysis is by far the most common modality. The number of patients on this modality has fluctuated slightly from year to year, with an overall increase over the period. The number of patients on peritoneal dialysis dipped between 2010/11 and 2011/12, but has risen steadily since then, almost doubling by 2016/17. The number of patients on home hemodialysis has remained very low over the period, reaching a high of 32 in 2013/14. See data table for details.

Figure 2: Primary Access Used by Incident Hemodialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2010/11 to 2016/17

This line graph shows the number of new hemodialysis patients by type of vascular access and fiscal year, from 2010/11 to 2016/17. A catheter is the most common type of vascular access by far, followed by a fistula. The number of patients using a graft is very low.

The number of patients using a catheter showed an upward trend between 2012/13 and 2015/16, dropping slightly in 2016/17. Fistula use followed a similar trend. See the data table for details.

Figure 3: Prevalent Chronic Dialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2010/11 to 2016/17

This line graph shows the number of people on each type of chronic dialysis by fiscal year, from 2010/11 to 2016/17. The types of chronic dialysis shown are:

  • In-facility hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Home hemodialysis
  • Training for peritoneal dialysis
  • Training for home hemodialysis

In-facility hemodialysis is by far the most common and has risen steadily over the period. Peritoneal dialysis is second most common, followed by home hemodialysis. Both have also risen steadily over the period. The training numbers are very low and have fluctuated over time. See the data table for details.

Figure 4: Primary Access Used by Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in Ontario, by Fiscal Year, 2012/13 to 2016/17

This line graph shows the number of hemodialysis patients in Ontario using each type of vascular access – fistula, graft and catheter – by fiscal year and quarter, from 2012/13 to 2016/17.

Catheter use has increased slightly over that time, while fistula and graft use have remained steady. Catheter use is most common, followed by fistula. By comparison, graft use is very low. See the data table for details.