Accepted for Publication: April 7, 2014.
Published Online: July 23, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.967.
Study concept and design: Patel, Zatarain, De La Cruz, Sally, Malinoski.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Patel, Zatarain, Sally, Crutchfield, Malinoski.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Patel, Zatarain, De La Cruz, Sally, Ewing, Enestvedt, Malinoski.
Statistical analysis: Patel, Zatarain, De La Cruz, Sally, Crutchfield, Malinoski.
Obtained funding: Malinoski.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Zatarain, Ewing, Crutchfield, Malinoski.
Study supervision: Zatarain, Enestvedt, Malinoski.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported in part by Health Resources and Services Administration contract 234-2005-37011C and grant R380T10586.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agency had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The content is the responsibility of the authors alone and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the US government.
Previous Presentation: This paper was presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; February 15, 2014; Dana Point, California.
Additional Contributions: We thank all of the members of the UNOS Region 5 DMGs Workgroup and the donors, recipients, staff, and leadership of the 8 OPOs in Region 5 for their support of this study and for aid in the collection and management of data: Jennifer Muriett, BSN, CPTC (Donor Network of Arizona in Phoenix); Ricardo Elizondo, RN, BSN (California Transplant Donor Network in Oakland); David Fox, BA (Golden State Donor Services in Sacramento, California); Scott Buntin, RRT, CPTC, Melissa Friedman, MSN, and Tom Mone, BA, MS (OneLegacy in Los Angeles, California); William Snyder, CTP (Lifesharing in San Diego, California); Rene Maldonado, BA, and Galyn Schoenstein, BS, CTBS, CPTC (Nevada Donor Network in Las Vegas); and Craig Myrick, RN, CPTC, and Mike Ingraham, RN, CPTC (Intermountain Donor Services in Salt Lake City, Utah). The Health Resources and Services Administration provided funding for the contributors’ participation.
Correction: This article was corrected on August 22, 2014, to fix a typographical error in Table 2.