Patient Selection in Liver Transplant: When Is It the Right Time to List?

Selvaggi, Gennaro
February 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2008, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p140
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the study of how and when a patient should be placed on the list based on their Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score. The author stated that the MELD scoring system was carried out to allocate liver grafts in a more systematic and objective manner. According to Aranda-Michel, more than half of the patients presented to the Liver Transplant Selection Committee at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, were initially denied placement on the transplant list.


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