The challenge of kidney transplantation among minority ethnic groups in the UK

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237607
Title:
The challenge of kidney transplantation among minority ethnic groups in the UK
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
The increased rate of renal failure secondary to diabetes among minority ethnic groups compared to Caucasians in the UK has been well documented. However, the impact of this phenomenon on kidney transplant services has been relatively unexplored. The Government has recently published its 'Tackling Health Inequalities: A Programme for Action' report which emphasises the importance of reducing health inequalities at all levels of the health service. This article provides a timely review of the UK's national transplant database examining the provision of kidney transplant services to minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom. It seeks to explore the demographics of the database by focusing upon waiting list data, donor data, and recipient data. Inequalities do currently exist in transplant services and the solutions to rectifying this situation are complex. However, the financial and human burden of not addressing these inequalities encourages some immediate action.
Affiliation:
University of Luton
Citation:
Randhawa, G. (2004) 'The challenge of kidney transplantation among minority ethnic groups in the UK', EDTNA/ERCA Journal,30 (4),pp.182-7.
Publisher:
European Renal Care Association
Journal:
EDTNA/ERCA journal (English ed.)
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237607
PubMed ID:
15835408
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15835408
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1019-083X
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T14:47:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-07T14:47:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (2004) 'The challenge of kidney transplantation among minority ethnic groups in the UK', EDTNA/ERCA Journal,30 (4),pp.182-7.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1019-083X-
dc.identifier.pmid15835408-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237607-
dc.description.abstractThe increased rate of renal failure secondary to diabetes among minority ethnic groups compared to Caucasians in the UK has been well documented. However, the impact of this phenomenon on kidney transplant services has been relatively unexplored. The Government has recently published its 'Tackling Health Inequalities: A Programme for Action' report which emphasises the importance of reducing health inequalities at all levels of the health service. This article provides a timely review of the UK's national transplant database examining the provision of kidney transplant services to minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom. It seeks to explore the demographics of the database by focusing upon waiting list data, donor data, and recipient data. Inequalities do currently exist in transplant services and the solutions to rectifying this situation are complex. However, the financial and human burden of not addressing these inequalities encourages some immediate action.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean Renal Care Associationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15835408en_GB
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjectethnic minoritiesen_GB
dc.subjecttransplantationen_GB
dc.subject.meshABO Blood-Group System-
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Nephropathies-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshKidney Failure, Chronic-
dc.subject.meshKidney Transplantation-
dc.subject.meshMinority Groups-
dc.subject.meshResource Allocation-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshState Medicine-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement-
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists-
dc.titleThe challenge of kidney transplantation among minority ethnic groups in the UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lutonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEDTNA/ERCA journal (English ed.)en_GB

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