Racial differences in access to kidney transplantation.
Eggers, Paul W
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Previous work has documented large differences between black and white populations in overall kidney transplantation rates
and in transplantation waiting times. This article examines access to transplantation using three measures: time from renal
failure to transplant; time from renal failure to wait listing; and time from wait listing to transplantation. This study
concludes the following First, no matter what measure of transplant access is used, black end stage renal disease (ESRD) beneficiaries
fare worse than white, Asian-American, or Native American ESRD beneficiaries. Second, because the rate of renal failure exceeds
the number of cadaver organs, access to kidney transplantation will deteriorate in future years for all races.
Waiting Lists : Adolescence : Adult : Asian Americans/statistics & numerical data : Blacks/statistics & numerical data : Comparative
Study : Female : Health Services Accessibility/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Human :
Indians, North American/statistics & numerical data : Kidney Failure, Chronic/surgery : Kidney Transplantation/economics/utilization
: Male : Medicare/utilization : Middle Age : Multivariate Analysis : Organ Procurement/statistics & numerical data : United
States/epidemiology : Whites/statistics & numerical data