The cost-effectiveness of using payment to increase living donor kidneys for transplantation.

@article{Barnieh2013TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of using payment to increase living donor kidneys for transplantation.},
  author={Lianne J Barnieh and John S. Gill and Scott W. Klarenbach and Braden J. Manns},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 12},
  pages={2165-73}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES For eligible candidates, transplantation is considered the optimal treatment compared with dialysis for patients with ESRD. The growing number of patients with ESRD requires new strategies to increase the pool of potential donors. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Using decision analysis modeling, this study compared a strategy of paying living kidney donors to waitlisted recipients on dialysis with the current organ donation system. In the base case… CONTINUE READING
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