Elias R. Callahan

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The number of heart transplants performed annually continues to increase gradually, and the number of adult candidates on the waiting list increased by 34.2% from 2003 to 2013. The heart transplant rate among active adult candidates peaked at 149.0 per 100 waitlist years in 2007 and has been declining since then; in 2013, the rate was 87.4 heart transplants(More)
Lungs are allocated to adult and adolescent transplant candidates (aged ⩾ 12 years) on the basis of age, geography, blood type compatibility, and the lung allocation score (LAS), which reflects risk of waitlist mortality and probability of posttransplant survival. In 2013, the most adult candidates, 2394, of any year were added to the list. Overall median(More)
Although the Common Business Oriented Language was originally designed for use in business data processing, the language is now being employed as a simulation language under certain limiting conditions. Factors influencing the application of the language to simulation studies include its popularity, its self-documenting characteristic, its "believability,"(More)
Ensuring equitable and fair organ allocation is a central charge of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) through its contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The OPTN/UNOS Board initiated a reassessment of the current allocation system. This paper describes the(More)
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