Comparing Kidney Transplant Facilities

By Deborah Gage Print this article Print

How Kaiser's transplant successes stack up against other hospitals.

From the start, the rate at which Kaiser Permanente patients got kidney transplants fell below national averages, as well as below the rates at the two major centers nearby.

As Kaiser added patients to its waiting list for kidney transplants, the death rate on its waiting list climbed, finally surpassing the national average and those of the two major centers in the area.

This article was originally published on 2007-05-10
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Based in Silicon Valley, Debbie was a founding member of Ziff Davis Media's Sm@rt Partner, where she developed investigative projects and wrote a column on start-ups. She has covered the high-tech industry since 1994 and has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio, covering state politics. She has written freelance op-ed pieces on public education for the San Jose Mercury News, and has also won several national awards for her work co-producing a documentary. She has a B.A. from Minnesota State University.

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