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Since 1997, Arbor Research has engaged in health outcomes research on chronic disease and end-stage organ failure. View our complete portfolio of projects below, or use the tool to sort the list.

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Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) 5
Begun in 1996, the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) is a data and information rich prospective cohort study of hemodialysis practice and patient outcomes. more info


DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM)
The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) reports representative data in the form of more than 800 regularly updated charts, figures, and data tables. more info


ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP)
Arbor Research provides policy support for the CMS ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) that was first implemented for Payment Year (PY) 2012 to guard against any potential unintended consequences and a decline in the quality of care under the new ESRD bundled payment system, CMS’s first national value-based purchasing program. more info


Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (A2ALL)
The Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (A2ALL) is a research consortium funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. more info


Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps)
The Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps) provides a research platform to gather and analyze highly detailed data on patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD stages 3-5) and the care they are provided. more info


Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS)
The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) was established to substantially advance the understanding of optimal practices for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients worldwide and to reduce barriers to PD use. more info


National Kidney Disease Surveillance Initiative
As part of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance Project, Arbor Research will develop and maintain a website that provides caregivers, health officials, media, and the general public easily accessible tools for CKD surveillance and its associated issues. more info


Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study (RELIVE)
The Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study (RELIVE) seeks to provide valuable information on the outcomes of living kidney donation and living lung donation. more info


Health Care Disparities in End-Stage Renal Disease
This five-year study, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, is evaluating changes in access to care, clinical processes of care, and clinical outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). more info


End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Payment Demonstration
Arbor Research provided clinical and analytic support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) demonstrations that aim to improve the quality of care for kidney dialysis patients. more info


Evaluation of the ESRD Disease Management Demonstration
This project, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and conducted by Arbor Research, evaluated the effectiveness of disease management and related care coordination for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). more info


Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)
Arbor Research held the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) contract from 2000 to 2010. more info


Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN)
The Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) is a research consortium funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. more info


CureGN
The Cure Glomerulonephropathy (CureGN) project studies adult and pediatric patients with the following glomerular diseases: minimal change disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), membranous nephropathy, and IgA nephropathy. more info


Empowering Patients on Choices for Renal Replacement Therapy (EPOCH-RRT)
Empowering Patients on Choices for Renal Replacement Therapy (EPOCH-RRT) is a study focused on helping patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) make informed decisions about selecting the type of dialysis treatment they receive (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis). more info


Japanese DOPPS Additional Analytic Requests (JDAAR)
The Japan DOPPS Additional Analytic Requests (JDAAR) contract was established between Arbor Research and Kyowa Hakko Kirin (KHK) as a mechanism to support Japan-specific analytic and consultative work that falls outside of scope of the worldwide Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) research agenda. more info


Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) program promotes the quality of healthcare by emphasizing major strategies for evaluating and improving care. more info


Novel Control Group to Expand the Scope of the Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study (RELIVE)
This award provides funding to perform novel analyses on existing data sets developed for the original Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study (RELIVE). more info


NephCure Kidney Network Patient-Powered Research Network
The NephCure Kidney Network is a project of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, in partnership with the NephCure Foundation, and is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). more info


Birth, Muscle Injury, and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The Pelvic Floor Research Group at the University of Michigan partners with Arbor Research for data management and analysis on the IRIS (Incontinence Research and Intervention Study) and EMRLD (Evaluating Maternal Recovery from Labor and Delivery) studies. more info


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 United States. more info


ArborLink
ArborLink is a web-based data collection system designed by Arbor Research to respond to needs for unique protocols in observational and clinical research that were not accommodated by other available tools. more info


Population Health Measures: Assessment and Design
Arbor Research in partnership with the University of Michigan Center for Social Epidemiology and Public Health (CSEPH) and Healthcare Management Solutions (HMS) supports CMS on this 2-year project by developing a strategic framework and measure development plan for assessing population health in CMS programs. more info


ChiLDReN
The Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) study supports the discovery of new diagnostic and treatment options for children with liver disease and those who undergo liver transplantation. more info


Generic vs. Branded Immunosuppression
Under a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grant, this Arbor Research project compares outcomes in kidney and liver transplant recipients receiving generic vs. more info


National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC), launched in 2007, provides reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses for living organ donors to travel to the transplant center to donate an organ. more info


Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design, and Analysis (RMADA)
RMADA provides a framework for testing innovative models of health care delivery and payment for the purpose of improving the quality of care, improving health, and reducing the cost of care. more info


Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE)
The Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) is an integrated group of academic medical centers, patient support organizations (the NephCure Foundation and the Halpin Foundation), and clinical research resources dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of Minimal Change Disease (MCD), Focal and Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Membranous Nephropathy (MN). more info


Alignment of Quality and Public Reporting Programs and Websites
This initiative supports CMS in aligning and advancing existing quality and public reporting programs to ultimately improve health care quality, safety, and cost effectiveness in the United States. more info