Association of Clinical Factors with the Costs of Kidney Transplantation in the Current Era

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Helanterä , I , Isola , T , Lehtonen , T K , Åberg , F , Lempinen , M & Isoniemi , H 2019 , ' Association of Clinical Factors with the Costs of Kidney Transplantation in the Current Era ' , Annals of transplantation , vol. 24 , pp. 393-400 . https://doi.org/10.12659/AOT.915352

Title: Association of Clinical Factors with the Costs of Kidney Transplantation in the Current Era
Author: Helanterä, Ilkka; Isola, Timo; Lehtonen, Taru K.; Åberg, Fredrik; Lempinen, Marko; Isoniemi, Helena
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HUS Abdominal Center
University of Helsinki, HUS Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, HUS Abdominal Center
University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
Date: 2019-07-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Annals of transplantation
ISSN: 1425-9524
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310959
Abstract: Background: Kidney transplantation is reported to save costs compared to maintenance dialysis. We analyzed the current actual costs of kidney transplantation compared to dialysis, and analyzed risk factors for higher costs after transplantation. Material/Methods: Altogether, 338 kidney transplant recipients between 2009 and 2014 were included in this study. All individual-level cost data from specialized health care and data from all reimbursed medication and travel costs were acquired from official records. Cost data were compared before and after transplantation within the same patients starting from dialysis initiation and continued until the end of follow-up at the end of 2015. Results: Total annual costs were median 53 275 EUR per patient in dialysis, 59 583 EUR for the first post-transplantation year (P Conclusions: After the first posttransplant year the costs of a kidney transplant patient for the health care system are
Subject: Costs and Cost Analysis
Delayed Graft Function
Kidney Transplantation
DIALYSIS
RECIPIENTS
MORTALITY
IMPACT
CARE
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
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