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iCHOOSE Kidney: An App for Prospective Kidney Transplant Patients
Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH
26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and millions of others are at increased risk, according to the National Kidney Foundation's website.
Patients suffering from kidney disease are presented with two main treatment options: dialysis and kidney transplant. Medical studies have shown that receiving a kidney transplant yields a better quality of life and chance of survival than going on dialysis. While it is required by law for clinicians or physicians to discuss kidney transplant as a treatment option with their patients, Emory epidemiologist Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in surgery, says that many eligible patients are not being referred for kidney transplantation. Through her research, Patzer found that such disparities were often present in regions outside the Atlanta area.