Don't Throw Your Heart Away: Patient Study 4

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    Carnegie Mellon University
Updated on 2 July 2021


This empirical study tests whether transplant center performance data that reflect center donor acceptance rates influence patients and their family members to evaluate centers with high organ decline rates less favorably than centers with low organ decline rates. 400 transplant patients and family members will be recruited from transplant support group social media websites and randomized to one of four different information presentation conditions. Upon viewing a pair of outcome tables corresponding to their condition, the participants are asked to choose which hospital is higher performing (one hospital with a non-selective "accepting" strategy and one hospital with a more selective "cherrypicking" strategy.

Condition Cardiac Transplant Disorder
Treatment Stratified Transplant Survival Metric, SRTR Information Format
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04809051
SponsorCarnegie Mellon University
Last Modified on2 July 2021


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must be a pre- or post-transplant patient or family member of the transplant patient

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