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2008 Researcher's Guide
The 2008 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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2008 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 18 Section 1 · ESRD Data Sources and the USRDS Database System
Page 21 Section 2 · ESRD Patients
Page 23 Section 3 · Treatment History
Page 25 Section 4 · Payer History
Page 27 Section 5 · Transplant Process and Outcomes
Page 28 Section 6 · Morbidity and Hospitalization
Page 30 Section 7 · Survival and Mortality
Page 31 Section 8 · Providers
Page 32 Section 9 · Disease-Based Cohort

APPENDICES
Page 36 A: USRDS Products and Services
Page 45 B: Medicare Claims
Page 53 C: Statistical Methods
Page 57 D: Data File Descriptions
Page 199 E: Data Formatting
Page 367 F: Data Forms
Page 371 G: Glossary

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