Davis AE, Mehrotra S, Friedewald J, Ladner D. Predicting long run geographic disparities in kidney transplantation via fluid approximations. Poster presented at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Healthcare Conference; June 2013.

Organ allocation cannot discriminate by geography, but geographic disparities continue to increase over time in kidney transplantation. Understanding of how geographic disparities will change in the future is limited. A queueing network of the kidney transplant system was developed to estimate long run queue behaviors. Long run transplant waiting times vary by over 12 years and waitlist
mortality rates vary by over 36% across the country. Changes to kidney allocation policy are necessary.

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