A Time-Series Analysis of U.S. Kidney Transplantation and the Waiting List: Donor Substitution Effects and "Dirty Altruism"
David Kaserman and
Hyeongwoo Kim ()
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This paper provides an econometric analysis of the relationship between live and deceased (cadaveric) kidney donations for the United States for the period 1992:IV through 2006:II. Statistical analysis shows that increases in deceased donor transplants reduce future live donor grafts, controlling for both waiting list effects and exogenous trends. This result has important, and potentially dire, implications for efforts to reduce the organ shortage by increasing use of cadaver donors.
Keywords: Kidney Transplantations; Donor Substitution Effects; Dirty Altruism; Cointegration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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