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The global organ shortage : economic causes, human consequences, policy responses

Author: T Randolph Beard; David L Kaserman; Rigmar Osterkamp
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to provide a "global" examination of the shortage of organs for transplantation from an "economic" perspective. It provides a detailed proposal for reform based on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Randolph Beard; David L Kaserman; Rigmar Osterkamp
ISBN: 9780804784092 0804784094
OCLC Number: 788274719
Description: xvi, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolution of organ transplantation and procurement policy --
Consequences of the current policy --
Social costs and benefits of transplants --
Economic and political causes of the shortage of organs --
Reforms short of open donor compensation --
An assessment of the moral basis of alternative organ donation rules --
Compensation for organ donation and a proposal for a public monopsony for organ acquisition.
Responsibility: T. Randolph Beard, David L. Kaserman, and Rigmar Osterkamp ; with a foreword by Friedrich Breyer.

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"A growing number of transplant professionals, ethicists, and economists recognize the potential for incentives to improve access to transplants, but rarely has the argument for incentives been put Read more...

 
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