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The MELD system and liver transplant waiting-list mortality in developing countries: lessons learned from São Paulo, Brazil

Paolo Salvalaggio, Rogerio Carballo Afonso, Luiz Augusto Pereira, Ben-Hur Ferraz-Neto

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300004

Objective:The MELD system has not yet been tested as an allocation tool for liver transplantation in the developing countries. In 2006, MELD (Model for End-stage Liver Disease) was launched as a new liver allocation system in São Paulo, Brazil. This study was designed to assess the results of the new allocation policy on waiting list mortality.METHODS:The State of São Paulo liver transplant database was retrospectively reviewed from July 2003 through July 2009. Patients were divided into those who were transplanted […]