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The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) welcomes comments, suggestions and debate, and we appreciate the letter from Schold et al. SRTR is required to publicly report pretransplant and posttransplant outcomes in a way that patients and families can understand. We embarked on five-tier reporting of posttransplant outcomes in the belief that 1) it is better than the system it replaced, 2) it can likely be improved with better data collection, and 3) it should be accompanied by pretransplant measures of outcomes after listing and clearly inform candidates as to which metrics may be most important to their survival. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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We read with great interest the recent publication of Schold, et al., and the Greenwald's accompanying editorial comments. Schold and colleagues found that the Scientific Registry for Transplant Reci...
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We read with great interest the study by Wey et al reporting the association of five-tier ratings of transplant center post-transplant graft survival performance with outcomes for prospective solid o...
To assess the current use of a five-tier fetal heart rate (FHR) classification system (National College of French Obstetricians and Gynecologists, CNGOF, 2007) and of a three-tier system (Federation I...
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) is mandated by the National Organ Transplant Act, the Final Rule, and the SRTR contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration to...
This multicenter, open-label, phase 2 study will enroll approximately 185 patients with metastatic or advanced sarcoma, to assess the efficacy and tolerability of IMC-A12 monotherapy for t...
Purpose: The primary purpose of the proposed project is to investigate the efficacy of Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions delivered through a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework for chil...
A two year, parallel, two phase, two group, open-label, randomized controlled trial design for patients with severe and complex obesity who are referred to Tier 3 obesity service (includin...
The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a physical therapist led physical activity intervention for knee replacement patients within an outpatie...
To determine the impact of an electronic decision support tool on physician decision making and patient outcomes for the treatment of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Primary endpoint ...
Descriptive terms and identifying codes for reporting medical services and procedures performed by PHYSICIANS. It is produced by the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and used in insurance claim reporting for MEDICARE; MEDICAID; and private health insurance programs (From CPT 2002).
Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
Works consisting of studies determining the effectiveness or utility of processes, personnel, and equipment.
Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative ...