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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who receive a transplant within 3 years of registration on the waiting list

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 4-6.

Tables

23 Percent of people (age 0-69) transplanted within 3 years of renal failure, United States, 1998-2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity

Data Source

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Renal Data System.

Denominator

Medicare-eligible persons with end stage renal disease on dialysis under age 70.

Numerator

Number of persons under age 70 registered on the kidney transplant waiting list receiving a kidney within 3 years of renal failure.

Comments

Note that the Healthy People 2010 measure refers to "with three years of registration on a waiting list". Measuring transplants within three years of renal failure yields a more complete picture of access to transplantation.

 

 

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