Racial Differences in Hospital Readmission Days and Readmission Rate in Pediatric Liver Transplant: A Single-Center Experience Open Access

Zhu, Hong (2012)

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Few studies have examined the impact of racial disparities on outcomes in pediatric liver transplantation. While some relationships have been described in other solid organ transplantation, this topic has not been studied in depth in pediatric liver transplantation. As the Southeastern U.S. has a high percentage of individuals who are black and/or have low socioeconomic status (SES), this question is particularly relevant to clinical outcomes in the Southeast.

We conducted a retrospective analysis among pediatric (ages 0 to 22) liver transplant recipients from 1998 to 2008, and followed for health outcomes through April 2011 at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA). Our main exposure of interest was race (white, black, others). We examined the relationship between race and hospital readmission days (HRD) and readmission rate within one year post-transplant. However, we did not detect racial differences in HRD and readmission rate among a pediatric liver transplant recipient population in the Southeastern United States (US).

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Chapter I: Abstract, Background/Literature Review...1
Chapter II: Method and Results...5

Method...5

Results...8

Chapter III: Discussion and Possible Future Directions...10

References...12
Tables and Figures...16

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