Pediatric liver transplantation in Georgia : a paradigm for the health care crisis in the United States ?
Southeastern surgical congress. Annual scientific meeting. Tarpon Springs FL (USA), 1993/02/07.
The United States health care system, felt by many to be the most technologically advanced program in the world, has many critics.
Two indisputable facts that drive such criticism are 1) inequitable access and 2) rising costs out of proportion to other countries.
Although Georgia is a poor state and ranks nationally near the bottom in most measures of child and adolescent care, we decided to start a pediatric liver transplant program at Egleston Children's Hospital at Emory, Atlanta.
Over the past 2 1/2 years, 18 transplants have been performed in 14 patients; 10 children are presently surviving.
Looking carefully at the expenses of the first 10 patients, the average cost of orthotopic liver transplantation for the eight survivors was $206,375.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Economie santé, Foie, Traitement, Enfant, Homme, Chirurgie, Transplantation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Health economy, Liver, Treatment, Child, Human, Surgery, Transplantation
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Code Inist : 002B25G03. Création : 199406.