Cost issues in transplantation

Surg Clin North Am. 1994 Oct;74(5):1259-67.


Major clinical progress has been made in recent years in solid organ transplantation. With the exception of kidney transplantation, very little reliable information is available concerning the costs of organ transplantation. This article addresses problems in assessing organ transplantation costs and makes recommendations about research approaches. It is suggested that the United Network for Organ Sharing waiting lists are good sources for developing transplant cost studies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accounting
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Fees, Medical
  • Health Care Costs*
  • Hospital Charges
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
  • Organ Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Organ Transplantation / economics*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / economics
  • United States