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2011 Researcher's Guide Flash
The 2011 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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2011 Researcher's Guide to the USRDS Database
Introduction
This Researcher's Guide to the USRDS Database is designed to assist those interested in using USRDS data to perform their own analyses.

Getting Started
Sections 1-11
Page 4 Introduction
Page 7 Getting Started
Page 17 Section 1 · ESRD Data Sources and the USRDS Database System
Page 20 Section 2 · ESRD Patients
Page 22 Section 3 · Treatment History
Page 24 Section 4 · Payor History
Page 26 Section 5 · Transplant Process & Outcomes
Page 28 Section 6 · Morbidity & Hospitalization
Page 29 Section 7 · Survival & Mortality
Page 30 Section 8 · Providers
Page 31 Section 9 · Disease-Based Cohort
Page 32 Section 10 · Comprehensive Dialysis Study
Page 33 Section 11 · Medicare Prescription Drug

Appendices
USRDS Products & Services
Medicare Claims
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.
Special Study Data Forms
Download forms
Note: Large file, will take some time to download.
DMMS Wave Data Forms