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Title of Collaborative Activity:

The United States Renal Data System (USRDS)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. The missions of the USRDS are: (1) To characterize the total renal patient population and describe the distribution of patients by socio-demographic variables across treatment modalities; (2) To report on the incidence, prevalence, mortality rates, and trends over time of renal disease by primary diagnosis, treatment modality and other variables; (3) To develop and analyze data on the effect of various modalities of treatment by disease and patient group categories; (4) To identify problems and opportunities for more focused special studies of renal research issues; (5) To conduct cost effectiveness studies and other economic studies of ESRD; and (6) To make the data available to investigators, and by supporting investigator-initiated projects, to conduct biomedical and economic analyses of ESRD patients.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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