Hepatology 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
Comprehensive Transplant Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC), Chicago, IL.
Background And Aims: Estimates of racial disparity in cirrhosis have been limited by lack of large-scale, longitudinal data, which track patients from diagnosis to death and/or transplant.
Approach And Results: We analyzed a large, metropolitan, population-based electronic health record data set from seven large health systems linked to the state death registry and the national transplant database. Multivariate competing risk analyses, adjusted for sex, age, insurance status, Elixhauser score, etiology of cirrhosis, HCC, portal hypertensive complication, and Model for End-Stage Liver Disease-Sodium (MELD-Na), examined the relationship between race, transplant, and cause of death as defined by blinded death certificate review. Read More