Heterogeneity and disparities in the use of exception scores in pediatric liver allocation.

@article{Hsu2015HeterogeneityAD,
  title={Heterogeneity and disparities in the use of exception scores in pediatric liver allocation.},
  author={Evelyn K Hsu and Michele L. Shaffer and Matilda Bradford and Nicole Mayer-Hamblett and Simon Horslen},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          436-44
        }
}
Physicians apply for Model for End-Stage Liver Disease/Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease exception points on a case-by-case basis to improve an individual patient's chances of receiving a liver transplant. This retrospective cohort study describes trends in the use of exceptions among the pediatric liver waitlist population with chronic liver disease. The cohort (n = 3728) included all children with a diagnosis of chronic liver disease listed in the United Network for Organ Sharing transplant… CONTINUE READING
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