December 2006
Marketing Health Services;Winter2006, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p14
Academic Journal
This article focuses on augmenting the availability of transplantable organs, which are in short supply. Currently, more than 90,000 people are on the waiting list and more than 30,000 are added each year. In 2004, only 29% of people on the waiting list received donor organs. The authors conducted a comprehensive review of the academic and trade press and interviewed personnel from nine organ procurement organizations and 17 hospitals. Increasing the number of donor organs, they argue, primarily depends on maintaining medical efficacy of potential donors, and obtaining consent from potential donor families. INSETS: MICHIGAN MOMENTUM;THE CAROLINAS AND THE COLLABORATIVE.


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