Declining liver graft quality threatens the future of liver transplantation in the United States.

@article{Orman2015DecliningLG,
  title={Declining liver graft quality threatens the future of liver transplantation in the United States.},
  author={Eric S. Orman and Maria E. Mayorga and Stephanie B. Wheeler and Rachel M Townsley and Hector H Toro-Diaz and Paul Hideo Hayashi and A Sidney Barritt},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={1040-50}
}
National liver transplantation (LT) volume has declined since 2006, in part because of worsening donor organ quality. Trends that degrade organ quality are expected to continue over the next 2 decades. We used the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database to inform a 20-year discrete event simulation estimating LT volume from 2010 to 2030. Data to inform the model were obtained from deceased organ donors between 2000 and 2009. If donor liver utilization practices remain constant… CONTINUE READING
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