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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of patients with treated chronic kidney failure who receive a transplant within three years of renal failure.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 4-6.

Tables

1.16a Percent of people (age 0-69) transplanted within 3 years of renal failure.

1.16b Percent of people (age 0-69) transplanted within 3 years of renal failure, by state, 1997.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Medicare dialysis patients (age 0-69) who initiated therapy in the measure year.

Numerator

Subset of denominator population receiving a transplant within three years of renal failure.

Comments

Table 1.16a reports data for the following years: 1992-1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.

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.

Percents are estimated using the Kaplan-Meier methodology. Follow-up is censored at removal from the list, death, or the end of the three year period.

Excluded patients with prior kidney transplants.

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