A queuing model to address waiting time inconsistency in solid-organ transplantation
2014
Operations Research for Health Care
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3
40-45
NA
Tactical
No
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Organ transplantation is a vital therapy for the treatment of many patients. Due to blood compatibility rules, there has been a pattern in many jurisdictions for differing organ types where recipients of blood type O experience longer waiting times than those of other blood types, partly due to cross-transplantation of too many O organs to compatible donors of other blood types. In response to this, a recent development in some jurisdictions is a change in the rules to insist upon ABO-identical transplantation. The literature review herein enables us to conclud