Morbidity and mortality of UNOS status 1B cardiac transplant candidates at home.

BACKGROUND On January 20, 1999, UNOS listing regulations changed, allowing stable patients on inotropic support (Status IB) to be discharged home until cardiac transplant. The outcome, morbidity and cost savings of this new strategy has not been evaluated. METHODS From 1/20/99 through 1/1/01, 155 patients were classified as UNOS Status 1B at our… (More)