Cost-effectiveness analysis of transplantation

Surg Clin North Am. 1986 Jun;66(3):603-16. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(16)43943-5.


As organ transplantation has become increasingly effective, difficult questions have been raised about its costs. Cost-effectiveness analysis is one approach that permits relatively straightforward comparisons not only among transplant procedures but among other costly lifesaving therapies. When compared with other such procedures, most organ transplants are found to be cost effective.

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Economics, Medical*
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplantation*
  • United States