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Author Beard, T. Randolph (Thomas Randolph), author

Title The global organ shortage : economic causes, human consequences, policy responses / T. Randolph Beard, David Kaserman, and Rigmar Osterkamp ; with a foreword by Friedrich Breyer
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrations
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 -- Donor reaction to compensation and a proposal for a public monopsony for organ acquisition
Summary Issues pertaining to organ donation and transplantation represent, perhaps, the most complex and morally controversial medical dilemmas aside from abortion and euthanasia. However these quandaries are not unsolvable. This book proposes compensating organ donors within a publicly controlled monopsony
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects.
Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Government policy.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Government policy.
Tissue and Organ Procurement.
Health Policy.
Tissue Donors -- supply & distribution.
Tissue and Organ Harvesting.
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- economics.
Form Electronic book
Author Kaserman, David L., author
Osterkamp, Rigmar, author
ISBN 0804784647 (electronic bk.)
9780804784641 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (acid-free paper)
(cloth ;) (acid-free paper)