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HAS 2014 POLICY CHANGE AFFECTED RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PEDIATRIC KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION?

Latest Release: HAS 2014 POLICY CHANGE AFFECTED RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PEDIATRIC KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
• In a study of children on the U.S. kidney transplant list from 2008 to 2019, researchers found no racial and ethnic disparities regarding time on the waitlist until transplantation either before or after a 2014 policy change. • Racial and ethnic disparities did exist for time on dialysis until transplantation, but these disparities improved after the 2014 policy change. • Wait times to deceased donor transplant increased for children of all racial and ethnic groups after the 2014 policy change.

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