Comment: Kidney exchange to overcome financial barriers to kidney transplantation

Baines, L.S. and Jindal, R.M. (2017) Comment: Kidney exchange to overcome financial barriers to kidney transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation. ISSN 1600-6143

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Rees et al. have shown the feasibility of global kidney exchange (GKE) to overcome financial cost and address the current shortage of organs for transplantation. Wiseman and Gill, question their interpretation of definition of "financial incompatibility". The authors1 do not factor in the well documented cognitive and emotional aspects of kidney transplantation. Particularly, relevant to kidney transplantation is how patients calculate risk and the emotional turmoil characterised by anxiety and fear which are directly correlated to post-transplant adherence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: kidney exchange, financial barriers
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Lyndsay Baines
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 01:02

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