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Survival rates exceed national averages for UCSF heart, liver and lung transplant programs
Date:2/29/2008

MD, medical director of the UCSF Heart Transplant Program.

Many audiences, such as patients and families looking to select a transplant program, use the SRTR data. Transplant surgeons use it to explain a patients prospects for recovery, as do administrators addressing quality control for transplant programs, insurance companies and payers, and federal regulatory bodies charged with protecting patients.

Transplants are the most advanced treatment for patients with severe, end-stage disease with no other effective, available medical or surgical treatments, according to clinicians.


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University of California - San Francisco
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