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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Mogul DB, Perito ER, Wood N
Impact of acuity circles on outcomes for pediatric liver transplant candidates.
In December 2018, UNOS approved an allocation scheme based on recipients' geographic distance from a deceased donor ("acuity circles"). Previous analyses suggested acuity circles (AC) would reduce waitlist mortality overall, but their impact on pediatric subgroups was not considered. In this study, the investigators applied Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data from 2011-2016 towards the Liver Simulated Allocation Model (LSAM) to compare outcomes by age and illness severity for the UNOS-approved AC and the existing Donor Service Area (DSA)/Region-based allocation schemes.
Citation: Mogul DB, Perito ER, Wood N . Impact of acuity circles on outcomes for pediatric liver transplant candidates. Transplantation 2020 Aug;104(8):1627-32. doi: 10.1097/tp.0000000000003079..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Transplantation, Outcomes, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Practice, Registries, Surgery, Access to Care
Shaw JJ, Psoinos CM, Santry HP
It's all about location, location, location: A new perspective on trauma transport.
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of aeromedical transport on trauma mortality when accounting for geographic factors. It concluded that helicopter transport does not impart a survival benefit for trauma patients when geographic considerations are taken into account.
Citation: Shaw JJ, Psoinos CM, Santry HP . It's all about location, location, location: A new perspective on trauma transport. Ann Surg 2016 Feb;263(2):413-8. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000001265..
Keywords: Trauma, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Registries, Mortality, Access to Care