Table 2.

Prevalence of various problems after the loss of Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive medications at 3 years post-transplant

ProblemsAll Programs (%)Adult Programs (%)Pediatric Programs (%)
Complaints about the “high cost” of immunosuppressive drugs75.084.075.0
Difficulty paying for immunosuppressive drugs87.388.062.5
Failure to take immunosuppressive drugs as prescribed64.569.337.5
Deaths or graft losses due to cost-related immunosuppressive medication nonadherence49.550.70.0
In our opinion, none of the foregoing problems are more prevalent6.85.312.5
  • The survey question was: Of the problems mentioned in this survey, which of the following, if any, appear to be more prevalent amongst kidney transplant recipients who have lost their Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive medications at 3 years post-transplant?