Updates in Liver and Kidney Allocation Algorithms
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014
David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS, Yale School of Medicine
Despite a steady increase in the number of kidney and liver transplants performed each year in the United States, there remains a significant shortage of kidneys and livers available for transplant. This has necessitated the development of allocation schema whereby priority for donor organs is given to the most severely ill patients. This session will discuss changes in the allocation policy that have been made specifically to improve equitable access to livers and kidneys for transplant.
- State the changes in the allocation policy for both liver and kidney transplantation.
- Explain how these new allocation policies will impact severely ill patients.
These materials are intended ONLY for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that attended the presentation, "Updates in Liver and Kidney Allocation Algorithms" held at 9:30 a.m. Thur., Sept. 11, 2014. This session was part of the "23rd Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10-12, 2014.
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- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist