Financial impact of adult living donation
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
Copyright © 2003 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Advances in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation From the October 24, 2003 AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course
Volume 9, Issue Supplement 10C, pages S12–S15, October 2003
How to Cite
Russo, M. W. and Brown, R. S. (2003), Financial impact of adult living donation. Liver Transpl, 9: S12–S15. doi: 10.1053/jlts.2003.50228
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
1. Cost analyses of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and deceased-donor liver transplantation should capture costs incurred during the pretransplantation time period because benefits of LDLT likely result from reducing complications and cost pretransplantation.
2. Cost analyses should capture the costs associated with donor evaluation in LDLT since these costs are specific to LDLT and not associated with deceased-donor liver transplantation.
3. Indirect costs, such as time lost from work for donor and recipient, are difficult to estimate and frequently are not incorporated in cost-effectiveness analyses. However, they are important, particularly from a societal perspective.