OPTN/SRTR 2016 Annual Data Report: Economics

Am J Transplant. 2018 Jan;18 Suppl 1:464-503. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14564.

Abstract

Medicare costs vary for solid organ transplant recipients by outcome: survival with graft function, survival with graft failure, and death. Average per-person per-year reimbursement was $75 thousand for kidney recipients who survived the first year posttransplant with a functioning graft, $171 thousand for those who required a return to dialysis or retransplant, and $350 thousand for those who died with function. For pancreas recipients: $105 thousand for those who survived the first year with a functioning graft, $120 thousand for those who survived pancreas failure, and $443 thousand for those who died with function. For liver recipients: $154 thousand for those who survived with a functioning graft, $388 thousand for those who required retransplant, and $740 thousand who died with function. For intestine recipients: $301 thousand for those who survived with a functioning graft and $1 million for those who died with function. For heart recipients: $272 thousand for those who survived with a functioning graft and $1.2 million for those who died with function. For lung recipients: $196 thousand for those who survived with a functioning graft, $642 thousand for those who required retransplant, and $761 thousand for those who died with function.

Keywords: Cost-benefit analysis; Medicare; costs and cost analysis; health expenditures.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Annual Reports as Topic*
  • Graft Survival*
  • Humans
  • Organ Transplantation / economics*
  • Registries
  • Resource Allocation / economics*
  • Tissue Donors
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / economics*
  • United States
  • Waiting Lists*