Trends in the inactive kidney transplant waitlist and implications for candidate survival.

@article{Grams2013TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the inactive kidney transplant waitlist and implications for candidate survival.},
  author={Morgan E Grams and Allan B Massie and Jesse D. Schold and Baiwei Chen and Dorry L Segev},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={1012-1018}
}
In November 2003, OPTN policy was amended to allow kidney transplant candidates to accrue waiting time while registered as status 7, or inactive. We evaluated trends in inactive listings and the association of inactive status with transplantation and survival, studying 262,824 adult first-time KT candidates listed between 2000 and 2011. The proportion of waitlist candidates initially listed as inactive increased from 2.3% prepolicy change to 31.4% in 2011. Candidates initially listed as… CONTINUE READING