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2007 Researcher's Guide
The 2007 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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2007 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 9 Getting Started
Page 19 Section 1 · ESRD Data Sources and the USRDS Database System
Page 23 Section 2 · ESRD Patients
Page 25 Section 3 · Treatment History
Page 27 Section 4 · Payer History
Page 29 Section 5 · Transplant Process and Outcomes
Page 30 Section 6 · Morbidity and Hospitalization
Page 32 Section 7 · Survival and Mortality
Page 33 Section 8 · Providers
Page 34 Section 9 · Disease-Based Cohort

Appendices
Page 37 A: USRDS Products and Services
Page 47 B: Medicare Claims
Page 55 C: Statistical Methods
Page 59 D: Data File Descriptions
Page 199 E: Data Formatting
Page 269 F: Data Forms
Page 272 G: Glossary

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