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Strategies for success among OPOs: a study of three organ procurement organizations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9188395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Productivity among organ procurement organizations varies widely in the US, and the pressure to determine critical success factors increases as the organ pool shrinks and managed care expands. This study compared three successful organ procurement organizations, identified commonalities among them in cost of doing business, and examined direct and indirect expenses, staffing, specialized requestor programs, and professional and public education programs. The three organ procurement organizations were chosen because of their performance in terms of donors per million population, complexity, and size. The following key indicators were compared and analyzed: annual operating budget, size and composition of staff, funds and resources invested in professional education versus public education, tissue recovery operations, results of minority initiatives, and employee compensation programs.
Authors:
T J Shafer; D F Kappel; D F Heinrichs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of transplant coordination : official publication of the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0905-9199     ISO Abbreviation:  J Transpl Coord     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111439     Medline TA:  J Transpl Coord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-31     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Life Gift Organ Donation Center, Fort Worth, Tex., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Budgets
Costs and Cost Analysis
Efficiency, Organizational*
Health Education
Health Personnel / education
Humans
Program Evaluation
Tissue and Organ Procurement / organization & administration*

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