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 organization: HUS Abdominal Center
Nefrologian yksikkö
University of Helsinki
IV kirurgian klinikka
HUS Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Clinicum
Date: 2019-07-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Annals of transplantation
ISSN: 1425-9524
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12659/AOT.915352
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
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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