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Dialysis is a lifeline for almost 400,000 Americans. Yet, despite massive expense by U.S. taxpayers, Americans endure some of the worst outcomes for dialysis care in the industrialized world. One in five patients dies each year. Those that strive often grapple with frequent hospitalizations and poor quality of life.

ProPublica has obtained data under the Freedom of Information Act and posted it in searchable form in our Dialysis Facility Tracker. This news application allows clinics to be compared on such measures as patient survival, infection control, hospitalization rates and transplant rates.

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