Performance Improvement 2001. Economic Costs of ESRD


The recent structure of the U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS) has been marked by significant changes. In 1999 the USRDS was divided into a Coordinating Center (CC) and four Special Studies Centers (SSCs). In addition, alterations have been made to the focus, format, and appearance of the report. This 2000 ADR presents data on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients through 1998, the most recent year for which complete data is available. Users of the USRDS website can access PDF files of the printed Annual Data Reports (ADR), Reference Tables, and Researcher's Guide, download aggregate data and USRDS slides for use in their own analyses and presentations, and correspond with USRDS staff. Most of the data sets used by the USRDS are provided by CMS. Data are also obtained from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and from the National Surveillance of Dialysis-Associated Diseases in the U.S., compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The structure of the USRDS database is illustrated in Figure i.w, and detailed descriptions of the database itself and of the methods used to work with and analyze the data are provided in Appendix A.

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