The impact of presumed consent legislation on cadaveric organ donation: a cross-country study.

@article{Abadie2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of presumed consent legislation on cadaveric organ donation: a cross-country study.},
  author={Alberto Abadie and S{\'e}bastien Gay},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          599-620
        }
}
In the U.S., Great Britain and in many other countries, the gap between the demand and the supply of human organs for transplantation is on the rise, despite the efforts of governments and health agencies to promote donor registration. In some countries of continental Europe, however, cadaveric organ procurement is based on the principle of presumed consent. Under presumed consent legislation, a deceased individual is classified as a potential donor in absence of explicit opposition to donation… CONTINUE READING

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