Kidney transplantation in Canada: unequal access

Zaltzman, Jeffrey S.
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p489
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study on the influence of the geographic size of Canada on patients' chances of kidney transplantation from deceased donors. One limitation of the study was the lack of information on which patients were referred for pre-transplantation evaluation and how many were deemed eligible and placed on the waiting list. According to the author, in order to address the disparity in organ donation rates, best practices from jurisdictions need to be examined and adopted.


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