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Current opinions in organ allocation.

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By the Contributors to the C4 Article (Appendix 1),
Published in: Am J Transplant
November 2018

Existing methods of academic publication provide limited opportunity to obtain stakeholder input on issues of broad interest. This article reports the results of an experiment to produce a collaborative, crowdsourced article examining a current controversial issue in transplant medicine (hereby referred to as the "C4 Article"). The editorial team as a whole selected the topic of organ allocation, then divided into six sections, each supported by an individual editorial team. Widely promoted by the American Journal of Transplantation, the C4 Article was open for public comment for 1 month. The nonblinded editorial teams reviewed the contributions daily and interacted with contributors in near-real time to clarify and expand on the content received. Draft summaries of each section were posted and subsequently revised as new contributions were received. One hundred ninety-four individuals viewed the manuscript, and 107 individuals contributed to the manuscript during the submission period. The article engaged the international transplant community in producing a contemporary delineation of issues of agreement and controversy related to organ allocation and identified opportunities for new policy development. This initial experience successfully demonstrated the potential of a crowdsourced academic manuscript to advance a broad-based understanding of a complex issue.

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Am J Transplant

DOI

EISSN

1600-6143

Publication Date

November 2018

Volume

18

Issue

11

Start / End Page

2625 / 2634

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Tissue Donors
  • Surgery
  • Resource Allocation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Humans
  • 3204 Immunology
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences
 

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By the Contributors to the C4 Article (Appendix 1), . (2018). Current opinions in organ allocation. Am J Transplant, 18(11), 2625–2634. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15094
By the Contributors to the C4 Article (Appendix 1), Richard. “Current opinions in organ allocation.Am J Transplant 18, no. 11 (November 2018): 2625–34. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15094.
By the Contributors to the C4 Article (Appendix 1). Current opinions in organ allocation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Nov;18(11):2625–34.
By the Contributors to the C4 Article (Appendix 1), Richard. “Current opinions in organ allocation.Am J Transplant, vol. 18, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 2625–34. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/ajt.15094.
By the Contributors to the C4 Article (Appendix 1). Current opinions in organ allocation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Nov;18(11):2625–2634.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Transplant

DOI

EISSN

1600-6143

Publication Date

November 2018

Volume

18

Issue

11

Start / End Page

2625 / 2634

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Tissue Donors
  • Surgery
  • Resource Allocation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Humans
  • 3204 Immunology
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences