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The 2012 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.

Click here to view the entire 2012 Researcher's Guide excluding forms.PDF

2012 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 5 Introduction
Page 7 Getting Started
Page 17 Section 1 · ESRD Data Sources and the USRDS Database System
Page 22 Section 2 · ESRD Patients
Page 24 Section 3 · Treatment History
Page 28 Section 4 · Payor History
Page 30 Section 5 · Transplant Process & Outcomes
Page 33 Section 6 · Morbidity & Hospitalization
Page 35 Section 7 · Survival & Mortality
Page 36 Section 8 · Providers
Page 38 Section 9 · CKD Cohort
Page 40 Section 10 · Comprehensive Dialysis Study
Page 40 Section 11 · Medicare Prescription Drug

Appendices
Page 45 A: USRDS Products & Services
Page 59 B: Medicare Claims
Page 69 C: 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.
Transplant Candidate Registration Worksheet
Transplant Recipient Registration Worksheet
Transplant Recipient Follow-Up Worksheet
Special Study Data Forms
Download forms
Note: Large file, will take some time to download.
DMMS Wave Data Forms