Organ transplantation for the primary care provider: what you need to know to get your patient a new liver or kidney

Compr Ther. 2008 Summer;34(2):69-76.


Successful management of transplant patients requires an informed primary care provider with a good working relationship with the patient's medical home. Primary care physicians who are aware of the policies and criteria that regulate transplants will help their patients obtain the organs as treatment of end organ damage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Histocompatibility
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation / methods*
  • Kidney Transplantation / standards
  • Liver Transplantation / methods*
  • Liver Transplantation / standards
  • Patient Selection
  • Physicians, Family
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / organization & administration*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / standards
  • Waiting Lists