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Donor assessment scores: Relevance and complete irrelevance†
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Reaching the Summit: Challenges and Obstacles in Liver Transplantation
Volume 18, Issue Supplement S2, pages S25–S30, November 2012
How to Cite
Porrett, P. M., ter Horst, M. and Shaked, A. (2012), Donor assessment scores: Relevance and complete irrelevance. Liver Transpl, 18: S25–S30. doi: 10.1002/lt.23504
Potential conflict of interest: Nothing to report.
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2012 04:53PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUN 2012
1. Donor assessment scores can be used to prognosticate recipient outcomes but are often not clinically relevant.
2. The donor risk index, the survival outcomes following liver transplantation score, and the Donor Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score have specific advantages and disadvantages with respect to accuracy and ease of use.
3. The significance of the donor assessment is undermined by an allocation system that sometimes limits ideal donor-recipient matching and whose sole objective is the minimization of wait-list mortality instead of the benefit of transplantation. Liver Transpl, 2012. © 2012 AASLD.