Liver Transplants for Alcoholics
WASHINGTON POST HEALTH 4(48): 12-15, 29 November 1988
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Moss, Alvin H.; Siegler, Mark (1991-03-13)In 1990, the Health Care Financing Administration recommended that Medicare coverage for liver transplantation be offered to patients with alcoholic cirrhosis who are abstinent, and that the same eligibility criteria be ...
Cohen, Carl; Benjamin, Martin (Transplant and Health Policy Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Ethics and Social Impact Committee, 1991-03-13)There is widespread unwillingness to consider patients with alcoholic cirrhosis for liver transplantation. Cohen and Benjamin examine the two arguments that underlie the exclusion of alcoholics from a potentially life-saving ...