United States Renal Data System
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 U.S. USRDS staff collaborate with staff from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the United Network for Organ Sharing, and the ESRD networks, sharing data sets and actively working to improve the accuracy of ESRD patient information. USRDS has five goals: (1) to characterize the ESRD population; (2) to describe the prevalence and incidence of ESRD, along with trends in mortality and disease rates; (3) to investigate relationships among patient demographics, treatment modalities, and morbidity; (4) to identify new areas for special renal studies and support investigator-initiated research; and (5) to provide data sets and samples of national data to support research studies by the Special Studies Center.
National Center for Health Statistics. Health United States 2009: With Special Feature on Medical Technology. Hyattsville, Maryland. 2010; pp 488-489.