Published 2006 in Current opinion in gastroenterology
PURPOSE OF REVIEW
Recent attention in liver transplantation has focused on equity in organ allocation and management of post-transplant complications.
Adoption of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) for liver allocation has been successful in implementing a system based on medical urgency rather than waiting time. Refinements are being studied in reducing geographic disparities and improving transplant benefit by balancing pre-transplant mortality and post-transplant… CONTINUE READING