1. The majority of primary providers were ambivalent toward or against LT for HIV/HCV coninfected patients.
2. Half of all respondents were unlikely to refer cirrhotic coinfected patients for LT evaluation.
3. HIV specialists were significantly more likely to believe transplant should be offered, but reported no difference in likelihood of LT referral.
4. These findings suggest that primary provider beliefs and self-reported practice patterns may partially explain the paucity of coinfected US liver transplant recipients.
Recommended CitationFenkel, MD, Jonathan M. and Navarro, MD, Victor J., "Primary provider beliefs and practice patterns contribute to the lack of HIV/HCV coinfected patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States" (2011). Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers. Paper 5.