Organ Transplantation Policy

Organ Transplantation Policy

by James F. Blumstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822309394

ISBN-13: 9780822309390

Pub. Date: 09/26/1989

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Organ transplantation as a high-cost surgical and medical procedure poses an extraordinarily rich and complex set of social, ethical, and policy issues.
A June 1988 symposium at Vanderbilt University gathered leaders in a wide variety of fields to synthesize the current state of knowledge concerning organ transplantation policy and to access policy options.

Overview

Organ transplantation as a high-cost surgical and medical procedure poses an extraordinarily rich and complex set of social, ethical, and policy issues.
A June 1988 symposium at Vanderbilt University gathered leaders in a wide variety of fields to synthesize the current state of knowledge concerning organ transplantation policy and to access policy options. Collected here are the revised papers presented at that symposium; also included is one influential earlier paper on the same topic. Together, they constitute a major contribution to the debate on organ transplantation policy and its moral, legal, financial, and political implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822309390
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/26/1989
Pages:
277
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
Government's Role in Organ Transplantation Policy,
Introduction,
The policy context,
The federal government's evolving role in organ transplantation,
An antitrust perspective on organ transplantation policy,
Conclusion,
References,
The Organization of Organ Procurement,
Organ procurement agencies,
The production function of organ procurement,
Penetrating the market,
Recent growth in the organ procurement system,
The effectiveness of organ procurement,
Explaining success: Changes and growth,
Conclusion,
References,
The Economics and Ethics of Markets for Human Organs,
The Current Legal Regime,
Markets for Procuring Organs,
Markets for cadaveric organs,
Markets for organs from living donors,
Too many organs?,
Markets for Allocating Organs,
Distributional consequences,
Market pricing in the context of insurance,
Would market allocation raise the cost of transplants?,
Property rights under the existing system,
Conclusion,
References,
Ethical Criteria for Procuring and Distributing Organs for Transplantation,
Ethical principles, property rights, and human body parts,
Methods of acquiring organs for transplantation,
The equitable distribution of donated HBPs,
Conclusion,
References,
Is There a Rationale for Regionalizing Organ Transplantation Services?,
Introduction,
Methods of regionalizing transplant centers,
Empirical evidence on outcomes and cost for designating transplant centers,
Empirical analysis of kidney transplant outcomes and charges,
Discussion,
References,
Government Funding for Organ Transplants,
Patterns of payment for organ transplants,
Arguments for and against government payment for transplants,
Principles for government payment policy,
Conclusion,
References,
The Politics of Organ Transplantation: A Parable of Our Time,
Introduction,
Overview of organ transplantation policy,
Major political issues of organ transplantation,
Conclusion,
References,
Liver Transplantation in Massachusetts: Public Policymaking as Morality Play,
Act one,
Act two,
Reviewing the performance,
References,
Index,
Contributors,

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