Launched in 2009, the Benchmarking project leverages the power of the NAPRTCS registries to provide real-time access to center-specific outcomes for patients at all stages of chronic kidney disease, benchmarked against a comparable and contemporary national cohort.

The benchmarks include clinically relevant process and outcome measures for children and young adults with chronic kidney disease, on dialysis and status post kidney transplant. 

Some of the benefits of the NAPRTCS benchmarking data:

  • Data collected only from pediatric centers, center-specific outcomes are compared to peer institutions/programs
  • Includes children and young adults up to age 21 years
  • Pediatric specific metrics collected, including growth, school attendance and participation in a formal transition program
  • Data collected specifically for purpose of monitoring outcomes in pediatric kidney patients with the goal of improving care, rather than for administrative purposes

The Graft Survival graph below is an example of an interactive Benchmark report.

Sample Benchmarking Report ImageBenchmarking reports are available on-line and are updated nightly. To learn more about the NAPRTCS Benchmarking Project or to enroll your center, please contact Danielle Lang at

Center list for benchmarking

Title Number City State
Boston Children's Hospital 001 Boston Massachusetts
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 004 Cincinnati Ohio
Phoenix Children's Hospital 005 Phoenix Arizona
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital 008 St. Louis Missouri
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center 015 Baltimore Maryland
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics 018 Kansas City Missouri
Lebonheur Children's Medical Center 024 Memphis Tennessee
University University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital 031 Iowa City Iowa
University of Michigan 036 Ann Arbor Michigan
Children's of Alabama 038 Birmingham Alabama
Seattle Children's Hospital 041 Seattle Washington
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 045 Milwaukee Wisconsin
Mayo Clinic 052 Rochester Minnesota
Massachusetts General Hospital 053 Boston Massachusetts
St. Louis Children's Hospital 056 St. Louis Missouri
Children's National Health System 063 Washington District of Columbia
Penn State Children’s Hospital 073 Hershey Pennsylvania
University of Vermont 081 Burlington Vermont
Alfred I. duPoint Hospital for Children 098 Wilmington Delaware
Nemours Children's Clinic 101 Orlando Florida
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford 112 Stanford California
Children's Hospital of Winnipeg 122 Winnipeg Canada
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 162 Hollywood Florida