publication . Article . 2017

Comment: Kidney Exchange to Overcome Financial Barriers to Kidney Transplantation

L. S. Baines; R. M. Jindal;
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  • Published: 28 Sep 2017 Journal: American Journal of Transplantation, volume 17, pages 2,742-2,742 (issn: 1600-6135, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
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.
Medical Subject Headings: surgical procedures, operative
free text keywords: Economic shortage, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Finance, business.industry, business, Kidney transplantation, medicine.disease, Kidney, medicine.anatomical_structure, Transplantation, Emotional conflict, Diabetes mellitus, Cognition
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