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Title
Racial differences in access to kidney transplantation.
First Author
Eggers, Paul W
Date of Pub
1995 Winter
Pages
89-103
Volume
17
Issue
2
Other Authors
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Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB96-172663