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2005 Researcher's Guide
The 2005 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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2005 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 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 26 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
Page 35 Section 9 · Disease-Based Cohort

APPENDICES
Page 39 USRDS Products & Services
Page 49 Medicare Claims
Page 59 Statistical Methods
Page 65 Data Descriptions
Page 247 Data Formatting
Page 323 ESRD Data Forms
Page 327 Special Study Data Forms
Page 331 DMMS Wave I Study forms
Page 335 DMMS Wave II Study forms
Page 339 DMMS Waves III-IV & DMMS FACS Study forms
Page 343 Glossary

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