Defaults and donation decisions.

@article{Johnson2004DefaultsAD,
  title={Defaults and donation decisions.},
  author={Eric J. Johnson and Daniel G. Goldstein},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 12},
  pages={1713-6}
}
The well-documented shortage of donated organs suggests that greater effort should be made to increase the number of individuals who decide to become potential donors. We examine the role of one factor: the no-action default for agreement. We first argue that such decisions are constructed in response to the question, and therefore influenced by the form of the question. We then describe research that shows that presumed consent increases agreement to be a donor, and compare countries with opt… CONTINUE READING