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Organ procurement: expenditures and financial incentives.

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Sloan, FA
Published in: JAMA
June 1993

... One is struck by the high level of organ procurement charges in spite of the characterization of organ procurement as altruistic. Although the median organ procurement charges in 1988, documented by Evans, ranged from nearly $16,000 to nearly $21,000 (1991 dollars), there was not a penny for the accident victim's/organ donor's family. That some transplant hospitals routinely marked up charges they paid to organ procurement organizations by as much as 200% hardly seems consistent with altruism. Viewed generously, organ recipients and payers on their behalf are being asked to cross-subsidize other worthy causes in which transplant hospitals engage. If the organ procurement system is to remain altruistic, not only is cost per procured organ an issue but more equitable sharing of costs would seem in order....

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JAMA

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EISSN

1538-3598

ISSN

0098-7484

Publication Date

June 1993

Volume

269

Issue

24

Start / End Page

3155 / 3156

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Tissue Donors
  • Third-Party Consent
  • Resource Allocation
  • Public Policy
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Motivation
  • Humans
  • Human Body
 

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Sloan, F. A. (1993). Organ procurement: expenditures and financial incentives. JAMA, 269(24), 3155–3156. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.269.24.3155
Sloan, Frank A. “Organ procurement: expenditures and financial incentives.JAMA 269, no. 24 (June 1993): 3155–56. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.269.24.3155.
Sloan FA. Organ procurement: expenditures and financial incentives. JAMA. 1993 Jun;269(24):3155–6.
Sloan, Frank A. “Organ procurement: expenditures and financial incentives.JAMA, vol. 269, no. 24, June 1993, pp. 3155–56. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jama.269.24.3155.
Sloan FA. Organ procurement: expenditures and financial incentives. JAMA. 1993 Jun;269(24):3155–3156.
Journal cover image

Published In

JAMA

DOI

EISSN

1538-3598

ISSN

0098-7484

Publication Date

June 1993

Volume

269

Issue

24

Start / End Page

3155 / 3156

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Tissue Donors
  • Third-Party Consent
  • Resource Allocation
  • Public Policy
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Motivation
  • Humans
  • Human Body