Kidney allocation

Chapter

Abstract

  • © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. It is a favorite assertion of the authors that clinical transplantation is an excellent example of “medical ethics in practice.” Perhaps this is best demonstrated by the processes of organ allocation where a balance must be struck between allocation that makes best use of a scarce resource and the principle of equitable access to all on the waiting list. The approach to this complex and challenging task varies greatly between different countries and has evolved substantially over time. This chapter describes the general principles of kidney allocation and summarizes some notable allocation schemes.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780323531863
  • Start Page

  • 371
  • End Page

  • 378