Position-Indexed Formulations for Kidney Exchange

  title={Position-Indexed Formulations for Kidney Exchange},
  author={John P. Dickerson and David Manlove and Benjamin Plaut and Tuomas Sandholm and James Trimble},
A kidney exchange is an organized barter market where patients in need of a kidney swap willing but incompatible donors. Determining an optimal set of exchanges is theoretically and empirically hard. Traditionally, exchanges took place in cycles, with each participating patient-donor pair both giving and receiving a kidney. The recent introduction of chains, where a donor without a paired patient triggers a sequence of donations without requiring a kidney in return, increased the efficacy of… CONTINUE READING
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