Report of a consensus conference on transplant program quality and surveillance
Source: American Journal of Transplantation (subscription required)
Public reports of organ transplant program outcomes by the U.S. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients have been both groundbreaking and controversial. The reports are used by regulatory agencies, private insurance providers, transplant centers and patients. Failure to adequately adjust outcomes for risk may cause programs to avoid performing transplants involving suitable but high-risk candidates and donors. At a consensus conference of stakeholders held Feb. 13-15, the participants recommended that program-specific reports be better designed to address the needs of all users. Read More.
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