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2004 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.


1.28a Persons receiving a kidney transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure, United States, 1992-1994 and 1998.

1.28b Persons receiving a kidney transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure, by State, 1992-1994 and 1998.

Data Source

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


All Medicare dialysis patients who initiated therapy in the given year and had a known State of residence in the 50 States or DC, excluding patients with prior kidney transplants and patients over the age of 69.


Subset of denominator population receiving a transplant within 3 years of renal failure.


Note that the Healthy People 2010 measure refers to "with 3 years of registration on a waiting list". Measuring transplants within 3 years of renal failure yields a more complete picture of access to transplantation.


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