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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.


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.


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


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


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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