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Alternative Mechanisms For Kidney Exchange - Could More Swedish Patients Receive a New Kidney?

Ingebretsen Carlson, Jim LU (2013) NEKP01 20131
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
Patients who are in need of a new kidney and who have a living donor may
not be able to receive a kidney from the donor because of blood- or tissue-type
incompatibilities. If patient-donor pairs exchange kidneys, more kidney transplants
can be performed. In Sweden, no system for kidney exchange exists. This thesis
investigates how many more Swedish kidney patients could receive a new kidney if
a system for kidney exchange would be organized. Simulations based on a priority
mechanism are conducted in order to answer this question. The results suggest that
by using a priority mechanism, more Swedish patients could receive a new kidney.
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author
Ingebretsen Carlson, Jim LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKP01 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Kidney Exchange, Priority Mechanism, Sweden
language
English
id
3813705
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 10:39:41
date last changed
2013-07-01 10:39:41
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  abstract     = {Patients who are in need of a new kidney and who have a living donor may
not be able to receive a kidney from the donor because of blood- or tissue-type
incompatibilities. If patient-donor pairs exchange kidneys, more kidney transplants
can be performed. In Sweden, no system for kidney exchange exists. This thesis
investigates how many more Swedish kidney patients could receive a new kidney if
a system for kidney exchange would be organized. Simulations based on a priority
mechanism are conducted in order to answer this question. The results suggest that
by using a priority mechanism, more Swedish patients could receive a new kidney.},
  author       = {Ingebretsen Carlson, Jim},
  keyword      = {Kidney Exchange,Priority Mechanism,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Alternative Mechanisms For Kidney Exchange - Could More Swedish Patients Receive a New Kidney?},
  year         = {2013},
}