How should we retransplant patients after graft loss due to noncompliance?
Noncompliant behavior — considered for a long time as an important risk factor in cardiovascular and cancer treatments — is now being recognized as an important element in organ transplantation outcome. Its existence is most vexing to the members of the transplant team and to the patient’s family since it is universally recognized that a large amount of effort and sacrifice goes into organ donation and transplantation. Careful analysis of this problem is necessary in order to identify its exact prevalence, the magnitude of the problem, the importance of noncompliance in patient death and graft loss, as well as in other post transplant complications.
KeywordsOrgan Donation Renal Transplant Recipient Graft Loss Total Quality Management Noncompliant Patient
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