Models for Kidney Allocation
The continued shortage of organs implies that the organ allocation policy determines who lives and who dies. This creates one of medicine’s most vexing dilemmas, and the crux of this dilemma is the tradeoff between clinical efficiency and equity. This chapter describes OR models that have been used to study the problem and the related tradeoffs. A taxonomy of the literature is developed, and a description of the key analytical and computational models is provided. Directions for future research are also presented.
Key wordsKidney allocation Equity Efficiency Queueing models Fluid models Simulation Evidence-based medicine
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