These centers operate as part of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – in other words, they are financed by Medicare, says the LA Times. Over a period of two years, 71 more patients died within a year after transplantation than expected. Mark Barr, president of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, that in the U.S. There are too many programs and many have to be sorted out and closed.
The majority of American centers are funded by Medicare. Many of the centers did not meet the minimum number of operations needed for the funding, the report said. The reason for a minimum number of operations is ill levels can remain high – perform more operations doctors, the better their skills. The LA Times quoted Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, where only two transplants were performed last year. It only 12 only 12 transplants since 1999. Continue reading These centers operate as part of the U.