Who Gets a Heart? Rationing and Rationalizing in Heart Transplantation
Allen, Margaret D.
Fishbein, Daniel P.
Daily, O. Patrick
Western Journal of Medicine. 1997 May; 166(5): 326-336.
National policy on organ transplantation is made by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a representative body composed of health care professionals and patients. Standardized criteria for determining when a patient should be placed on the waiting list for heart transplantation are now in effect nationwide. Current and future directions to maximize the utilization of available donated organs are explored.
Economics; Geographic Factors; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Heart Diseases; Hearts; Heart Transplantation; Managed Care Programs; Mortality; Managed Care; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Organizational Policies; Patients; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; Standards; Time Factors; Tissue Transplantation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation; Waiting Lists;
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