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Date

2017

Abstract

Organ transplantation provides a potentially life saving intervention for patient with end-organ failure as well as substantial cost-benefit with relation to Medicare expenditure. Despite the advantages of transplantation, deceased organ donors are in short supply and many patients die or lose quality years while awaiting transplantation. Registered organ donor rates are relatively low in our opt-in system being 52% nationwide and only 44% in Vermont, which is below the >50% per state goal. Non-organ donor patients were given and informational brochure and surveyed regarding their attitudes and beliefs toward organ donation.

Clinical Site

Stowe Vermont

Keywords

Vermont, Organ Donation, Primary Care, Cost-Benefit, Public Health, waiting list, opt-out

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Disciplines

Anatomy | Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Other Public Health | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Primary Care | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Tissues