Is degree of chronic illness management in heart transplant centers associated with better patient survival? Findings from the intercontinental BRIGHT study

Maan Isabella Cajita, Kris Denhaerynck, Lut Berben, Fabienne Dobbels, Johan Van Cleemput, Maria Crespo-Leiro, Jan Van Keer, Alain Jean Poncelet, Cynthia Russell & Sabina De Geest
Purpose: To explore the association between the degree of Chronic illness management and survival rates at 1-, 3-, 5-years post heart transplantation. Methods: Exploratory secondary analysis of a cross-sectional, international study (Building Research Initiative Group study). Latent profile analysis was performed to classify 36 heart transplant centers according to the degree of chronic illness management. Results: The analysis resulted in 2 classes with 29 centers classified as “low-degree chronic illness management” and 7 centers as...
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