Research and News

USRDS report shows fewer deaths, increased use of home dialysis
The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the U.S. The report is released by the USRDS coordinating center based at the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, in partnership with Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. Read more

DOPPS Practice Monitor: Quality of Life data now available
The DPM has been updated with data current through June 2015, based on a national sample of US dialysis facilities. Responding to the nephrology community, as of January 2016 the DPM provides patient-reported quality of life (QOL) data for download, including the Mental Composite Summary (MCS) and Physical Composite Summary (PCS) score distributions from the KDQOL-36© (Hays, 1994) for the DPM US national sample. To learn more about the data, please click here

Paula Lantz and Larry Warren join Arbor Research Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health has elected two new members for terms starting in January 2016. Paula Lantz and Larry Warren will contribute valuable expertise in health policy and integrated health care delivery systems. Click here to learn more

German Dialysis Data Now Available from the DOPPS Practice Monitor
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) is expanding the DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) to share data from hemodialysis facilities in Germany. Similar to the DPM in the United States that was launched in November 2010, the German DPM will report ongoing trends in clinical practice. Click here to learn more