TITLE

Optimizing the Effectiveness of Organ Allocation

AUTHOR(S)
Rogrilie, Matthew; Peng Shi; Amy Wen
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
UMAP Journal;Summer2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the optimization of the effectiveness of organ allocation. Using a mathematical model, the study simulates and analyzes the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which is a system for organ distribution established by the National Organ Transplant Act. It analyzes the organ matching process and its important factors including compatibility, region, age, urgency of patient, and waitlist time. It recommends the implementation of a list paired donation system. It also emphasizes the importance of several factors in organ distribution including geography, the age and disease stage of organs, and the objectives of the transplant system.
ACCESSION #
26073782

 

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