OPTN policy regarding prioritization of patients with hepatopulmonary syndrome: does it provide equitable organ allocation?

Abstract

United Network for Organ Transplantation (UNOS) policy 3.6.4.5.1 provides exception points to patients diagnosed with hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) to compensate for their reported increased mortality risk. We compared pre- and posttransplant and overall outcomes in 255 patients receiving exception points under this policy (HPS policy patients) with 32 358… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2007.02124.x

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