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    Change in transplant volume associated with centers’ receipt of low performance evaluation. Abbreviation: PSR, program-specific report. Reprinted with permission from Schold et al. (1).

  • Figure 2.

    Kaplan–Meier plot of patient survival after listing by transplant status and center quality on the basis of deceased donor transplantation at a transplant center with a given performance at the time of listing. Abbreviation: Tx, transplantation. Reprinted with permission from Schold et al. (5).

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