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Transplantation hépatique : introduction en Suisse d'un nouveau système d'allocation des organes

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 4, no. 141, p. 221-223
Publication date2008
Abstract

This article describes the new organ allocation system for liver transplantation introduced in Switzerland on July 1, 2007. In its newly adopted transplantation law, Switzerland chose the MELD score (Model for end-stage liver disease), based on three laboratory values: total bilirubin, serum creatinine and INR. Advantages and limitations of the MELD score are discussed. Finally the West Switzerland joint liver transplantation program is briefly introduced.

Keywords
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases/classification/surgery
  • Liver Neoplasms/surgery
  • Liver Transplantation/statistics & numerical data
  • Resource Allocation
  • Switzerland
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement/methods/statistics & numerical data
Citation (ISO format)
FONTANA, Massimiliano et al. Transplantation hépatique : introduction en Suisse d’un nouveau système d’allocation des organes. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2008, vol. 4, n° 141, p. 221–223.
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