Tuesday, December 14, 2010

National Transplant Medical Experts Insist Arizona Transplant Cuts Are Based On Flawed Data

National Transplant Medical Experts Insist Arizona Transplant Cuts Are Based On Flawed Data

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) has reviewed the evidence base used by Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and the Arizona Legislature to deny coverage for specified transplants and determined the data is both flawed and outdated. In addition, the recommendations of designated medical consultants were ignored in many instances.

"This decision should be condemned on humanitarian and egalitarian grounds and focuses our attention on the health care rationing debate.

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