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Transplantation: Wherefore So Slight an Impact?

  • P. A. Keown
  • C. R. Stiller

Abstract

The management of end stage renal disease (ESRD) has a major socioeconomic impact upon health care delivery in the Western world. Between 30 and 79 new cases per million population are accepted annually for care [1–3], this almost certainly reflecting an underestimate of the incidence of ESRD within the population [4]. Direct costs of such support have risen dramatically within the past decade, such that the expenditure on this therapy alone now exceeds 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

Keywords

Renal Transplantation Graft Survival Organ Donation Organ Retrieval Financial Disincentive 
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  • P. A. Keown
  • C. R. Stiller

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