Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Racial Disparity at Many Steps of Renal Transplant Process

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Racial disparities exist with regard to patient access to referral and evaluation for renal transplant, waitlisting, and eventual receipt of a kidney, according to research published in the February issue of the American Journal of Transplantation.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities exist with regard to patient access to referral and evaluation for renal transplant, waitlisting, and eventual receipt of a kidney, according to research published in the February issue of the American Journal of Transplantation.

Rachel E. Patzer, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a study of 2,291 adult patients who were referred for renal transplant evaluation. Demographic and clinical data were linked with information from the United States Renal Data System and from the American Community Survey Census data to evaluate whether patient race had any effect on referral, evaluation, placement on a waiting list, or eventual organ receipt.
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