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