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The impact of a comprehensive, hospital-focused intervention to increase organ donation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9188393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this article the results of a 2-year intervention designed to increase rates of organ donation while improving services to bereaved families of potential donors are described. The project focused on improving key elements of the organ donation process. The intervention was implemented in 50 hospitals within the service areas of three organ procurement organizations. Results show an increase in identification, referral, and asking rates. The overall donation rate increased significantly, from 33% to 43%. However, consent rates remained unchanged. Future efforts should focus on improving the request process by systematically incorporating practices that are associated with higher consent rates. This should enable hospital and organ procurement organization staff to appropriately and effectively offer families the option of organ donation; further increases in organ donation should follow.
C L Beasley; C L Capossela; L E Brigham; S Gunderson; P Weber; S L Gortmaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  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:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111439     Medline TA:  J Transpl Coord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-13     Citation Subset:  N    
Partnership for Organ Donation, Boston, MA 02109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Family / psychology*
Hospital Administration*
Informed Consent*
Program Evaluation
Referral and Consultation
Tissue Donors / supply & distribution*
Tissue and Organ Procurement / organization & administration*

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