The disparity between the supply and demand for pediatric donor hearts remains the major constraint in pediatric heart transplantation.
This disparity draws attention to the importance of an equitable distribution policy for pediatric hearts.
An examination of the policy on pediatric heart distribution shows that although a governmental task force recommended that these organs be allocated according to a national list, the current policy, developed by the United Network of Organ Sharing, emphasizes the local distribution of pediatric hearts.
The decision to allocate organs locally was based on both theoretical and practical concerns about national distribution.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homotransplantation, Coeur, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Donneur, Liste, Politique sanitaire, Organisation santé, Equité, Transplantation, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homotransplantation, Heart, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Donor, List, Health policy, Public health organization, Equity, Transplantation, Surgery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0487332
Code Inist : 002B25E. Création : 199501.