BELDING H. SCRIBNER, M.D.
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To the editor: The other day I wanted to find the answer to a relatively simple but important question: How many new patients in the United States entered the chronic dialysis-transplant population in 1971? The registry of dialysis patients could tell me how many patients started dialysis in 1971 but not how many of those were former transplant patients; and, of course, the registry of transplant patients had no way of showing how many of the transplants were done on former dialysis patients. So it is not possible to answer one of the simplest and most vital questions about chronic
SCRIBNER BH. One Registry of Patients with Chronic Renal Failure. Ann Intern Med. ;77:318. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-318_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):318.
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