Utilization of Suboptimal Deceased Donor Kidneys Among Older Candidates: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Advisor: Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert

Each year many potentially usable deceased donor kidneys are discarded in the United States even while candidates aged 65 years or older have disproportionately lower rates of transplantation. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of expanding the number of available kidneys by also offering these suboptimal but usable donor kidneys to this population.