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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.

Publication Info. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrations
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.
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.
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Subject Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Government policy.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects.
Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Government policy.
Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects.
Tissue and Organ Procurement.
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- economics.
Tissue and Organ Harvesting.
Tissue Donors -- supply & distribution.
Health Policy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kaserman, David L., author.
Osterkamp, Rigmar, author.
Other Form: Print version: Beard, T. Randolph (Thomas Randolph). Global organ shortage. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, 2013 (DLC) 2012027298
ISBN 9780804784641 (electronic bk.)
0804784647 (electronic bk.)
9780804784092 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0804784094 (cloth ; acid-free paper)