Geographic disparity: the dilemma of lower socioeconomic status, multiple listing, and death on the liver transplant waiting list.

@article{Schwartz2014GeographicDT,
  title={Geographic disparity: the dilemma of lower socioeconomic status, multiple listing, and death on the liver transplant waiting list.},
  author={Adam B Schwartz and Thomas D D Schiano and Leona Kim-schluger and Sander Florman},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1075-9}
}
Due to the current regionally based allocation system, some patients list for and are transplanted away from home in regions with shorter waits and higher transplant rates. Of 147 included patients, 120 died waiting and 27 received transplants at outside centers during the study (32.5 months). Those transplanted elsewhere had higher median incomes than patients dying on the waitlist ($84 946 vs. $55 250, p = 0.0001). Those with median incomes <$60 244 were more likely to die than those with… CONTINUE READING