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Table 2 Relative percent of ‘no benefit’, ‘harm’, and ‘benefit’ assuming a two-year waiting time and 20% of wait list inactive with 2.2-fold higher mortality rate

From: Eligibility for the kidney transplant wait list: a model for conceptualizing patient risk

Mortality: deaths per 100 patient years (Life expectancy) No benefit (%)a Harm (%) Benefit (%) Ratio harm/benefit
15 (6.7 years) 26 29 45 0.63
20 (5 years) 33 32 35 0.93
25 (4 years) 39 34 26 1.3
30 (3.3 years) 45 35 20 1.8
35 (2.9 years) 50 35 15 2.4
  1. aDoes not take into account removal off the wait list. Values were rounded and may not add to 100%.