National Survey of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Center Personnel, Infrastructure, and Models of Care Delivery

Navneet S. Majhail, Lih Wen Mau, Pintip Chitphakdithai, Tammy Payton, Michael Eckrich, Steven Joffe, Stephanie J. Lee, Charles F. LeMaistre, Jennifer LeRademacher, Fausto Loberiza, Brent Logan, Susan K. Parsons, Ramona Repaczki-Jones, Pam Robinett, J. Douglas Rizzo, Elizabeth Murphy, Ellen M. Denzen

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Abstract

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a complex procedure that requires availability of adequate infrastructure, personnel, and resources at transplantation centers. We conducted a national survey of transplantation centers in the United States to obtain data on their personnel, infrastructure, and care delivery models. A 42-item web-based survey was administered to medical directors of transplantation centers in the United States that reported any allogeneic HCT to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research in 2011. The response rate for the survey was 79% for adult programs (85 of 108 centers) and 82% for pediatric programs (54 of 66 centers). For describing results, we categorized centers into groups with similar volumes based on 2010 total HCT activity (adult centers, 9 categories; pediatric centers, 6 categories). We observed considerable variation in available resources, infrastructure, personnel, and care delivery models among adult and pediatric transplantation centers. Characteristics varied substantially among centers with comparable transplantation volumes. Transplantation centers may find these data helpful in assessing their present capacity and use them to evaluate potential resource needs for personnel, infrastructure, and care delivery and in planning for growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1308-1314
Number of pages7
JournalBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Care delivery models
  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Infrastructure
  • Personnel
  • Survey
  • Transplantation center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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