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ASN Press Releases: 2021 Archives

SURVEY FINDS CONSENSUS IN TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY FOR ELIMINATING RACE-BASED ADJUSTMENTS IN ESTIMATES OF KIDNEY FUNCTION

Latest Release: SURVEY FINDS CONSENSUS IN TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY FOR ELIMINATING RACE-BASED ADJUSTMENTS IN ESTIMATES OF KIDNEY FUNCTION

Thursday, October 7, 2021
• Clinical equations that estimate patients' kidney function include an adjustment for Black race. This survey-based study found that U.S. transplant centers agree that this adjustment is unsatisfactory. • Respondents noted a variety of potential benefits and harms of dropping race from these equations.

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