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An analysis of economic incentives to encourage organ donation: evidence from Chile

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dc.contributor.author Parada‑Contzen, Marcela
dc.contributor.author Vásquez Lavín, Felipe
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-30T14:42:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-30T14:42:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Lat Am Econ Rev (2019) 28:6 es
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s40503-019-0068-2 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/3508
dc.description.abstract We perform a cost–beneft analysis on the introduction of monetary incentives for living kidney donations by estimating the compensation that would make an individual indiferent between donating and not donating a kidney while alive using Chilean data. We fnd that monetary incentives of US$12,000 save US$38,000 to health care system per donor and up to US$169,871 when we consider the gains in quality of life of receiving an organ. As one allows the incentives to vary depending on the individual position on the wage distribution, the compensation ranges from US$4214 to US$83,953. Importantly, introducing payments to living donors payable by a third party helps patients who currently may not have access to necessary medical treatment. Therefore, exclusions in access for organs due to the monetary constraints can be prevented. es
dc.format.extent 18 p. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.subject Organ donation es
dc.subject Compensations to living donors es
dc.subject Cost–beneft analysis es
dc.title An analysis of economic incentives to encourage organ donation: evidence from Chile es
dc.type Article es


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