The Dismal State of the Supply of Kidneys for Transplants and What to Do About It

The MacLean Center Seminar Series: The Dismal State of the Supply of Kidneys for Transplants and What to Do About It

Gary Becker, PhD, University Professor in the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Chicago Law School, and Julio Elias, Professor in the Department of Economics and Business Sc...

Summary

Gary Becker, PhD, University Professor in the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Chicago Law School, and Julio Elias, Professor in the Department of Economics and Business School at Universidad del CEMA, provide an economic explanation for why the supply of kidneys for transplants is so dismal, and economic solutions that could increase the supply.

Organ transplantation raises almost every important medical ethical issue, including: standards for determining death, informed consent, the fair allocation of scarce resources, research on human subjects, global health concerns, and more. The MacLean Center’s Seminar Series has examined Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation.

This year’s interdisciplinary seminar series was organized by Mark Siegler, MD, Director of the MacLean Center. The seminars are cosponsored by the Transplant Center at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Learn more about the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at http://medicine.uchicago.edu/centers/ethics/welcome.html

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Duration:
1 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
Recorded:
October 31, 2012
Published: December 21, 2012
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