U.S. surgeon and medical student attitudes toward organ donation.

  title={U.S. surgeon and medical student attitudes toward organ donation.},
  author={Mark J Hobeika and Ronald W. Simon and Rajesh Malik and Hersch Leon Pachter and Spiros G. Frangos and Omar S Bholat and Sheldon H Teperman and Lewis W. Teperman},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={67 2},
BACKGROUND Nearly 100,000 people await an organ transplant in the U.S. Improved utilization of potential organ donors may reduce the organ shortage. Physician attitudes toward organ donation may influence donation rates; however, the attitudes of U.S. physicians have not been formally evaluated. METHODS Anonymous questionnaires were distributed to surgical attendings, surgical residents, and medical students at two academic medical centers. Willingness to donate one's own organs and family… CONTINUE READING