The kidney exchange problem: How hard is it to find a
2012
Annals of Operations Research
1
193
255-271
Journal_Article
Nephrology
Game_theory_Cooperative
NA
No
NA
Article Link
Cechlarova, K. L., Vladimir. (2012). The kidney exchange problem: How hard is it to find a
The most effective treatment for kidney failure that is currently known is transplantation. However, the supply of kidneys from cadaveric donors does not meet the fast-growing demand and the kidney from a willing living donor (genetically or emotionally relative of the patient) is often not suitable for immunological reasons. Therefore in several countries attempts have started to organize exchanges of kidneys between incompatible patient-donor pairs. On the theoretical side, game-theoretical models have been proposed to analyze various optimality criteria for such exchanges and various search schemes have been tested. One possibility to model patients