Insurance and education predict long-term survival after orthotopic heart transplantation in the United States.

BACKGROUND Insurance status and education are known to affect health outcomes. However, their importance in orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) is unknown. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database provides a large cohort of OHT recipients in which to evaluate the effect of insurance and education on survival. METHODS UNOS data were… CONTINUE READING