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A Decision Rule for Transplanting Non-Cadaveric Organs

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This paper conceptually analyzes the minimum probability of success required for transplanting non-cadaveric organs, its relationship with the initial, and possible rates of change in the, quality-adjusted life-years of the recipient and donor and its relationship with the expected medical knowledge gain.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp03-13.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp03-13

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Keywords: transplantation; quality-adjusted life-years; uncertainty; decision rule;

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  1. Howard, David H., 2002. "Why do transplant surgeons turn down organs?: A model of the accept/reject decision," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 957-969, November.
  2. Bleichrodt, Han & Quiggin, John, 1999. "Life-cycle preferences over consumption and health: when is cost-effectiveness analysis equivalent to cost-benefit analysis?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 681-708, December.
  3. Jae-Hyeon Ahn & John C. Hornberger, 1996. "Involving Patients in the Cadaveric Kidney Transplant Allocation Process: A Decision-Theoretic Perspective," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 42(5), pages 629-641, May.
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  1. Levy, Amnon, 2005. "Deterrence Capacity, Relative Performance, Adjustment Costs, Hazard, Killing Aversion and the Optimal Enlistment Age," Economics Working Papers wp05-01, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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