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The 2013 Researcher's Guide to the USRDS Database is currently available.  The downloadable PDF files containing the chapters are in Adobe Acrobat PDF, you will need the reader that will allow you to look at the documents.

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2013 Researcher's Guide to the USRDS Database
This Researcher's Guide to the USRDS Database is designed to assist those interested in using USRDS data to perform their own analyses.

5 Introduction
7 Getting Started
17 Section 1 · ESRD Data Sources and the USRDS Database System
22 Section 2 · ESRD Patients
24 Section 3 · Treatment History
28 Section 4 · Payor History
30 Section 5 · Transplant Process & Outcomes
34 Section 6 · Morbidity & Hospitalization
36 Section 7 · Survival & Mortality
37 Section 8 · Providers
39 Section 9 · CKD Cohort
41 Section 10 · Comprehensive Dialysis Study
41 Section 11 · Medicare Prescription Drug

Appendices
47 A: USRDS Products & Services
61 B: Medicare Claims
71 C: Statistical Methods
Data File Descriptions
Data Formatting
ESRD Data Forms & Glossary (List Only)
ESRD Data Forms [PDF]
Previous CMS 2728-Chronic Renal Disease Medical Evidence Report
CMS 2728-ESRD Medical Evidence Report Medicare Entitlement &/or Patient Registration. v. 1995
CMS 2728-ESRD Medical Evidence Report Medicare Entitlement &/or Patient Registration. v. 2005
CMS 2746-ESRD Death Notification (1996)
CMS 2746-ESRD Death Notification (2004)
CMS 2744-ESRD Facility Survey
UB92-CMS 1450-Uniform Bill
CMS 1500-Health Insurance Claim Form
CDC National Surveillance of Dialysis-Associated Diseases Form
UNOS Transplant Forms
Data collection form used for the Comprehensive Dialysis Study (Food)
Data collection form used for the Comprehensive Dialysis Study (Patient)
Download all ESRD forms
Note: Large file, will take some time to download.
Transplant Candidate Registration Worksheet
Transplant Recipient Registration Worksheet
Transplant Recipient Follow-Up Worksheet
Special Study Data Forms
Download forms
Note: Large file, will take some time to download.
DMMS Wave Data Forms