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Policy ensures sickest patients receive first available organs

...for allocating hearts to make sure the sickest patients get first crack at available...hearts still will be allocated to the sickest patients within the local area first...new policies that give priority to the sickest patients, no matter where they live...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/16/tec_233549.shtml
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New rules will direct donated livers to sickest patients

...allocation system must send organs to the sickest patients first, not those who happen...demanded that it give priority to the sickest patients. It also directed the network...large centers want a system that puts the sickest patients at the top of the list. On the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/27/ent_224914.shtml
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New rules will direct donated livers to sickest patients

...allocation system must send organs to the sickest patients first, not those who happen...demanded that it give priority to the sickest patients. It also directed the network...large centers want a system that puts the sickest patients at the top of the list. On the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/27/tec_224973.shtml
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Government says livers should go to sickest transplant patients

...nation's transplant program must offer donated livers to the sickest patients first, the government said Thursday, promising to...other side are relatively few larger centers that care for the sickest patients and have a largest number of people waiting. Led...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/27/ent_223224.shtml
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Research shows Americans sicker than British

CHICAGO - Middle-aged, white Americans are much sicker than their counterparts in England, startling new research...that model, the researchers found Americans still would be sicker. Only non-Hispanic whites were included in the study to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/03/liv_79830.shtml
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Not harsh, but deserved

...as many as 200 Atlanta educators. He said it was "like the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town."Our only addition...of saying they were wrong and they are sorry. That's the sickest thing.These sentences weren't harsh. They were sadly deserved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-15/not-harsh-deserved
Congress wades into transplant policy fight

...offered locally, to the sickest patients first, then regionally...national list, where the very sickest person would get the organ...transplants until they were very sick, and more people ultimately would die, because the sickest patients are the least likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/19/tec_231309.shtml
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Transplant battle called far from over

...The Clinton administration wants the organs to go to the sickest patients nationwide. That would, in effect, benefit a handful...large transplant centers with the longest waiting lists and the sickest patients, officials say. Smaller centers, including MUSC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/18/ent_231151.shtml
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FDA panel rejects heart laser surgery

A panel of government scientists Monday voted against approving an unusual operation intended for the sickest coronary patients, who would get up to 40 holes burned into their hearts with a fast-pulsing laser. Experts on heart disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/29/tec_212099.shtml
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Augusta Commissioner Grady Smith says ailments won't stop him

...issioner Grady Smith says don't count him out.The 65-year-old commissioner acknowledged his second year in office was the sickest he's ever been ? a broken arm, a triple heart bypass, three stents implanted and the five toes of his left foot amputated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-30/augusta-commissioner-gra