Since the initial report of long-term survival after lung transplantation (LT) in 1983, there has been remarkable progress in the field and LT is now the gold-standard therapy for patients with end-stage lung disease. It confers a significant survival advantage and improves the quality of life in patients who often have few other treatment options. However, LT remains a complex undertaking and establishing and maintaining an LT program is resource intensive with multiple potential barriers. In this article, we focus on disparities in LT and the potential solutions to improving access to LT.
- Lung transplantation