MELD and PELD: application of survival models to liver allocation.


In 1998, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued the final rule,1 in which the principles of organ allocation were defined, to govern the operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN). This rule included the following guidelines for organ allocation: (1) organs should be allocated to transplant candidates in the order of… (More)


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@article{Wiesner2001MELDAP, title={MELD and PELD: application of survival models to liver allocation.}, author={Russell H. Wiesner and Sheryl Mcdiarmid and Pratibha Kamath and Erick B. Edwards and Michael M Malinchoc and Walter Karl Kremers and Ruud A F Krom and W Ray Kim}, journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society}, year={2001}, volume={7 7}, pages={567-80} }