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J. P. Roberts, D. M. Dykstra, N. P. Goodrich, S. H. Rush, R. M. Merion and F. K. Port Geographic Differences in Event Rates by Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score American Journal of Transplantation 6

Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01508.x

Analysis of the MELD scores allows evaluation of geographic differences in transplant access, revealing considerable variability and adjusted transplant rates by region. Simulation indicates that increasing priority to higher MELD candidates would reduce the variation among the donation service areas.

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