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 Data Requests & Elements – Instructions

Data Requests

Formal requests for data from The Renal Network Data System must contain the following:

  1. Name of the individual making the request, credentials, and organizational affiliation.
  2. A detailed description of the purpose of the request and the end use of the data. (A copy of the project description from a grant application is acceptable).
  3. Description of the TRNDS data elements required.
  4. Desired timetable and format for data delivery.
  5. Signed copy of the TRNDS Data Release Agreement

Data Elements

Listed are routine data elements which are available through TRNDS. For more specifics, individuals should contact The Renal Network for clarification.

The database consists of approximately 22,000 dialysis and transplant patient records from geographic location of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. All patient identifiers have been removed from the files.

Data elements per individual patient record:

  1. Age
  2. Race
  3. Sex
  4. County of Residence (current)
  5. ZIP Code of Residence (current)
  6. Date of Birth
  7. Date of First Dialysis
  8. Date of Death
  9. Primary Diagnosis
  10. Treatment Modality (one point in time or longitudinal)
  11. Transplant Status (one point in time or longitudinal)
  12. Hemodialysis Access (one point in time from year-end 1997 forward)
  13. Hematocrit
  14. Epo Dosage
  15. Albumin
  16. Kt/V
  17. URR

 

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The Renal Network - 911 E. 86th Street, Suite 202, Indianapolis IN 46240
For more information call 317-257-8265 (phone) or 317-257-8291 (fax) or
Email to: [email protected] and [email protected]

 
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