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2004 Researcher's Guide
The 2004 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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2004 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.

Page 1 Preface Page 3 Contents
Page 4 Introduction
Page 7 Getting Started
Page 21 Section 1 · ESRD Data Sources and the USRDS Database System
Page 24 Section 2 · ESRD Patients
Page 25 Section 3 · Treatment History
Page 28 Section 4 · Payor History
Page 30 Section 5 · Transplant Process & Outcomes
Page 31 Section 6 · Morbidity & Hospitalization
Page 33 Section 7 · Survival & Mortality
Page 34 Section 8 · Providers

APPENDICES
Page 37 USRDS Products & Services
Page 49 Medicare Claims
Page 59 Statistical Methods
Page 65 Data File Descriptions
Page 209 Data Formatting
Page 275 ESRD Data Forms
Page 279 Special Study Data Forms
Page 283 DMMS Wave I Study forms
Page 287 DMMS Wave II Study forms
Page 291 DMMS Waves III-IV & DMMS FACS Study forms
Page 295 Glossary

Appendices
USRDS Products & Services
Medicare Claims
Statistical Methods
Data File Descriptions
Data Formatting
ESRD Data Forms & Glossary (List Only)
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Special Study Data Forms
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DMMS Wave Data Forms