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Liver Quality Decision Aid

About

Organs available for transplantation are of varying quality. Patients awaiting transplant need to balance the risk of taking a lower quality organ to keep them alive versus the risk of dying while waiting for a transplant.

This decision aid includes an exercise to help people decide the level of quality they might be willing to accept, given their specific risk of death in the next 3 months.

Aims

Build and evaluate a decision aid that educates people about why organs vary in their quality, how many organs are available at the level of quality they desire, and how to balance that availability with their risk of dying in the next 3 months.

Participants

50 patients on the liver transplant waiting list at the University of Michigan Health System

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