Race, Income Limit CF Lung Transplant Access in US More Than Canada

Race, Income Limit CF Lung Transplant Access in US More Than Canada

295062

Race, Income Limit CF Lung Transplant Access in US More Than Canada

Patients in the U.S. with cystic fibrosis (CF) and advanced lung disease are less likely to receive a lung transplant and twice as likely to die before having transplant surgery than their counterparts in Canada, a new study finds. Moreover, the difference was more pronounced along race and especially socioeconomic divides, with fewer U.S. patients on income-based Medicaid or Medicare health insurance receiving lung transplants. In both the U.S. and Canada, data also show that…

You must be logged in to read/download the full post.