Disparities in transplant access drive mortality in low, middle-income countries

WASHINGTON — Patients with cirrhosis in low- or middle-income countries had an increased risk for inpatient and 30-day mortality, likely due to disparities in transplant access, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting.“Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We know the differences in etiologies of the disease, population characteristics, and more importantly, the availability of resources differ among sites,” Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD, professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at VirginiaRead More

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