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  1. Organ procurement expenditures and the role of finanvcial incentives.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives.-To evaluate the billed charges for organ procurement and to consider the role of financial incentives to encourage organ donation.

    Design.-Observational study.

    Data were obtained on donor organ acquisition charges from a random sample of kidney, heart, liver, heart-lung, and pancreas transplants.

    Setting.-The data were based on 28.7% of all transplants performed in the United States in 1988.

    Main Outcome Measure.-Total charges for donor organ acquisition.

    Results.

    • The median charges (1988 dollars) for donor organs were as follows: kidney, $12 290;

    • heart, $12 578;

    • liver, $16 281;

    • heart-lung, $12 028;

    • and pancreas, $15400.

    Since 1983, kidney acquisition charges have increased by 12.9%, heart charges by 64.1%, and liver charges by 61.8%, after adjusting for inflation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Traitement, Homme, Chirurgie, Greffe, Transplantation, Coût, Donneur, Homotransplantation, Dépense

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Treatment, Human, Surgery, Graft surgical, Transplantation, Costs, Donor, Homotransplantation, Expenditure

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0542728

    Code Inist : 002B27B15. Création : 199406.