A Cleveland Clinic team is piloting a project designed to improve access and equity to kidney transplant for patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Many High-Priority Patients Not Placed on Kidney Transplant Waitlist
A new study finds that numerous patients with kidney failure, who would qualify for top 20% status, are not being placed on the waiting list for transplant.
Evaluating Pediatric Heart Transplant Center Performances: Unintended Consequences and a New Way Forward
The practice of flagging pediatric heart transplant centers for low performance may have unintended negative consequences, conclude the authors of a recent Cleveland Clinic-led study.
Access to Kidney Transplantation Unchanged Over 20 Years
Despite numerous policy changes and interventions in the last two decades, significant challenges to accessing kidney transplant remain.
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Surgical Outcomes Linked to Geographic Measures of Socioeconomic Status and Deprivation
Link between surgical outcomes and geographic measures of socioeconomic status and deprivation has important implications for population health and rankings of hospital quality. Jesse Schold, PhD, explains the findings of his recent study, and what it means for the future of healthcare.
Seeking Answers to the Big Questions in Renal Disease
Why does kidney disease disproportionately affect minorities? What is the connection between renal disease, diabetes and hypertension? These are some of the issues Cleveland Clinic renal disease researchers are pursuing.
Emergency Department Use after Kidney Transplant: Who is Likely to Visit and Why?
An analysis of 10,533 kidney transplant recipients shows 57 percent visit an emergency department within two years of transplantation, and half are hospitalized. Authors recommend improved education for patients and ED providers.