A prognostic model for predicting waiting-list mortality for a total national cohort of adult heart-transplant candidates.

@article{Smits2003APM,
  title={A prognostic model for predicting waiting-list mortality for a total national cohort of adult heart-transplant candidates.},
  author={Jacqueline M Smits and Mario C Deng and Manfred Hummel and Johan M J De Meester and Friedrich Schoendube and Hans Heinrich Scheld and Guido G Persijn and Gunther Laufer and Hans JC van Houwelingen},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={1185-9}
}
BACKGROUND Current trends in medical management of advanced heart failure and transplant medicine and the enactment of a national transplant law forced a change toward allocation driven by disease severity. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to create a model for predicting waiting-list survival on the basis of simple clinical parameters. METHODS The clinical profiles of all patients registered for heart transplantation in Germany in 1997 (n=889) were used as a derivation set, and the… CONTINUE READING