Modeling the benefits and costs of integrating an acceptable HLA mismatch allocation model for highly sensitized patients.

@article{Nguyen2014ModelingTB,
  title={Modeling the benefits and costs of integrating an acceptable HLA mismatch allocation model for highly sensitized patients.},
  author={Hung T. Nguyen and Germaine Wong and Kirsten Howard and Franz H J Claas and Jonathan C Craig and Samantha J Fidler and Lloyd J A D'Orsogna and Jeremey R Chapman and Ashley Irish and Paolo Ferrari and Frank T. Christiansen and Wai H Lim},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 7},
  pages={769-74}
}
BACKGROUND The Eurotransplant acceptable mismatch program has improved transplantation access for highly sensitized recipients. However, the benefits and costs of implementing such a program remain unknown. METHODS Using decision analytical modeling, we compared the average waiting time for transplantation, overall survival gains (in life-years and… CONTINUE READING