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Data Sources for the At-Risk Community-Dwelling Patient Population

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Table 4. Data Availability for Dialysis

Data Availability

Dialysis Data

Advantage

Disadvantage

Public use data files

United States Renal Data System

  • Provides number of patients on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis by county.
  • Free.
  • Available online.
  • Not available at the city level.

CMS approval/
DUA required

Medicare claims

  • Captures number of patients on dialysis in the Worcester zip code.
  • Data are limited to a segment of the population that is older than 65, has a disability, or has ESRD.

Medicaid claims

  • Captures number of patients on dialysis in the Worcester zip code.
  • Data are limited to eligible low-income individuals, which varies from State to State and year to year.

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