Organ Transplants: Preference for the Wealthy?
Lancet. 1986 Feb 22; 1(8478): 433-434.
Congressional hearings have revealed that large numbers of foreign nationals are receiving kidney transplants in the United States while 8,000 Americans await treatment. There are suggestions that Americans may have been passed over because wealthy aliens will pay more to receive a transplant. In some centers foreigners wait a shorter time for a kidney than Americans. Furthermore, hundreds of kidneys that cannot be matched are wasted each year or sent abroad. The Task Force on Organ Transplantation will recommend to Congress the use of citizenship as a requisite for a transplant or a quota system to place foreigners on a waiting list. (KIE abstract)
Conflict of Interest; Discrimination; Economics; Foreigners; International Aspects; Kidneys; Organ Transplantation; Physicians; Prevalence; Public Policy; Remuneration; Renal Dialysis; Resource Allocation; Scarcity; Selection for Treatment; Social Discrimination; Socioeconomic Factors; Tissue Transplantation; Transplantation;
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