Employment patterns after successful kidney transplantation

Arthur J. Matas, Wendy Lawson, Lois McHugh, Kristen Gillingham, William D. Payne, David L. Dunn, Rainer W.G. Gruessner, David E.R. Sutherland, John S. Najarian

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We studied 822 kidney transplant recipients followed 1-9 years to determine the dynamics of their entering and leaving the work force. Multivariate analysis revealed that not being diabetic and that being employed pretransplant were associated with a higher rate of posttransplant employment. Some recipients in all pretransplant employment categories, including those receiving disability benefits pretransplant, returned to full-time work posttransplant. The most rapid return to work was in those who had been working full-time or attending school pretransplant. After returning to work, a higher percentage of diabetic recipients stopped working; of those who stopped working, 50% received disability benefits. In contrast, nondiabetic recipients who stopped working full-time were more likely to be retired or working part-time; only 22% received disability benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-733
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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