Journal article

Access to waitlisting for deceased donor kidney transplantation in Australia

Matthew P Sypek, Philip A Clayton, Wai Lim, Peter Hughes, John Kanellis, Jenni Wright, Jeremy Chapman, Stephen P McDonald

NEPHROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: A detailed analysis of waitlisting for deceased donor kidney transplantation in Australia has not previously been reported. We aimed to determine if patient characteristics associated with waitlisting identify areas of potential inequality in access to transplantation in Australia. METHODS: A competing risk time-to-event model was used to determine predictors of waitlisting for all adult incident renal replacement therapy patients in Australia between 2006 and 2015. Secondary analysis was performed to determine predictors of overall access to transplantation (using a combined outcome of waitlisting and living donor transplantation). RESULTS: The cohort consisted of 21 231 patients with ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The data reported here have been supplied by the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the authors and in no way should be seen as an official policy or interpretation of the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. The authors acknowledge the National Organ Matching Services (NOMS) and the renal units who voluntarily contribute to the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (ANZDATA) registry for the data used in this analysis. Funding for this work was in part provided by the Better Evidence and Translation in Chronic Kidney Disease (BEAT CKD) NHMRC Project Grant.