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How important is social support in determining patients’ suitability for transplantation? Results from a National Survey of Transplant Clinicians

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  • Twitter Please follow Keren Ladin @KerenLadin

  • Contributors KL conceived of the study and oversaw all aspects including writing. TAL oversaw the study design and statistical analysis and contributed to manuscript writing, JP and JE contributed to the study design and analysis; DWH contributed to data acquisition and to key elements of study design, EJG, ZB, ND contributed to the design of the experiment and to the manuscript development.

  • Funding Financial support for this study was provided by the Greenwall Foundation through their “Making a Difference” grants. KL also received funding support from the Greenwall Faculty Scholars program from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Award Number KL2TR001063. The funding agreement ensured the authors’ independence in designing the study, interpreting the data, writing, and publishing the report.

  • Disclaimer The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Tufts University Institutional Review Board in January 2016.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Twitter Please follow Keren Ladin @KerenLadin

  • Contributors KL conceived of the study and oversaw all aspects including writing. TAL oversaw the study design and statistical analysis and contributed to manuscript writing, JP and JE contributed to the study design and analysis; DWH contributed to data acquisition and to key elements of study design, EJG, ZB, ND contributed to the design of the experiment and to the manuscript development.

  • Funding Financial support for this study was provided by the Greenwall Foundation through their “Making a Difference” grants. KL also received funding support from the Greenwall Faculty Scholars program from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Award Number KL2TR001063. The funding agreement ensured the authors’ independence in designing the study, interpreting the data, writing, and publishing the report.

  • Disclaimer The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Tufts University Institutional Review Board in January 2016.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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