In 2018, the U.S. heart transplant allocation system was modified with the goal of improving access to heart transplants. This brief examines the impact of this policy change on equity in transplant access among patients at the greatest risk of pre-transplant death.
For the past 10 years, the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation’s work has been driven by a sense of purpose, the “Why” that moves us to do what we do. As our Institute has grown over the last decade, we have evolved to respond to emerging public health challenges and our collaborative community of researchers have come together to address the most urgent issues facing health and healthcare today.
As the nation’s largest university-based group of health services researchers, IHPI faculty are applying their diverse research and policy expertise to address the Coronavirus pandemic. The compilation of that work and expertise will be updated on this page frequently - check back often.