Healthcare Utilization Research

National care datasets are used to learn about healthcare trends for children and adults with kidney disease. We often work closely with several groups, including the Kidney & Epidemiology Cost Center (KECC) and Arbor Research.

The Pediatric Nephrology Research Team conducts epidemiology, medical outcomes, and econimc research about children affected by kidney disease using large scale datasets.

Kidney & Epidemiology Cost Center
UM-KECC carries out epidemiological, clinical, medical outcomes, public policy, and economic research relating to: End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Organ transplantation. UM-KECC research typically involves statistical analysis of large data sets drawn from clinical and administrative data systems. Some projects also involve primary data collection. UM-KECC maintains a comprehensive historical patient and provider level data on about 1.8 million ESRD patients drawn primarily from Medicare data.

Arbor Research
Collaborative for Health
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health’s staff of clinicians, biostatisticians, and data managers conducts multidisciplinary studies in epidemiology and public health with the goal of improving patient outcomes. We conduct the research behind important and difficult questions of health care policy, including allocation of scarce organs for transplantation and clinical practice opportunities to improve care for dialysis patients. Arbor Research is committed to improving patient lives through research.