Survey explores patients' understanding of organ quality

12/5/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Fifty-eight percent of patients were willing to accept only livers with graft failure estimates of 25% or less at three years, despite being informed that doing so would reduce the number of organs available, a survey found. In the journal Liver Transplantation, researchers reported that men were more likely than women to prefer organs that posed a lower failure risk.

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