Increasing Organ Donation via Changes in the Default Choice or Allocation Rule
AbstractThis research utilizes a laboratory experiment to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative public policies targeted at increasing the rate of deceased donor organ donation. The experiment includes treatments across different default choices and organ allocation rules inspired by the donor registration systems applied in different countries. Our results indicate that the opt-out with priority rule system generates the largest increase in organ donation relative to an opt-in only program. However, sizeable gains are achievable using either a priority rule or opt-out program separately, with the opt-out rule generating approximately 80% of the benefits achieved under a priority rule program.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Texas Christian University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201302.
Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Health; Organ Donation; Laboratory Experiment; Government Policy; Public Health;
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- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
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