United States Renal Data System

Alternate Titles(s): USRDS, US Renal Data System
UID: 10034
The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. The USRDS is funded directly by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). USRDS staff collaborate with members of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and the ESRD networks, sharing datasets and actively working to improve the accuracy of ESRD patient information. The data available to researchers describe the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and hospitalization of patients with ESRD.
1994 - Present
Geographic Coverage
United States
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Free to All
Application Required
Public use data may be queried freely with the DESKRIBE querying system, which returns downloadable tables or interactive maps. The USRDS also accepts the following data requests by application, which are described in further detail in the For Researchers page: Simple Data Requests, Standard Analysis Files, and Merged Data Requests.
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Data Request Instructions

Access via DESKRIBE

Public use data querying system

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