Socioeconomic Issues and the Transplant Recipient



Socioeconomic status (SES), a composite variable based on education, income, and occupation, has long been a prime predictive variable of clinical outcomes. SES determines access to care and can contribute to non-adherence when people have to make choices between health care and basic needs. Lower life expectancy and higher mortality rates are linked with SES.


Chronic Kidney Disease Transplant Recipient Kidney Transplant Vocational Rehabilitation Transplant Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dallas Transplant InstituteDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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