Current status of liver transplantation.
Liver transplantation has become the treatment of choice for a wide range of end-stage liver disease. As outcomes have improved, so the demand for this therapy has increasingly exceeded the availability of donor organs. Access to liver transplantation is controlled such that donor organs are generally allocated to the patients who are likely to benefit most, although if all patients who might benefit were placed on the waiting list, the donor shortage would be greatly increased. Recurrence of...Expand abstract
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