The current organ crisis has led to prolonged waiting times for liver transplantation, the progression of liver disease, and the subsequent increase in severity of illness. High acuity patients in need of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) maybe denied access to life-saving transplantation due to perceived poor outcomes after OLT and severe comorbid conditions. Recent studies demonstrated the highest survival benefit and acceptable post-OLT outcomes in high-acuity patients. This article provides an overview of a transplantation critical care model to increase liver transplantation access and optimize post-OLT outcomes in high-acuity patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Nov 2018|
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