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Heart transplantation

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:577
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    US doctors can be contemptuously dismissive of “wait-list-ology,” but when the scarce resource is organs rather than money even highly insured Americans in fee for service settings have to join the queue. And this week the BMJ publishes evidence that suggests that, for heart transplantation at least, such waiting lists are far from straightforward. Deng and colleagues stratified candidates for heart transplantation …

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