Economics And Ethics Of Alternative Cadaveric Organ Procurement Policies

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Economic and Ethics Analysis Sarah Valdez Healthcare Economics 4370 Professor Neil Meredith West Texas A&M University 4 May 2016 It is known that when it comes to healthcare, people either are stuck in their old ways because it is costly in both time and money to try out new things or they are willing to adapt, be efficient and be as modern as possible. In the article “The Economics and Ethics of Alternative Cadaveric Organ Procurement Policies,” Roger Blair and David Kaserman are trying to persuade those in the medical field to stop using the current system of organ harvesting and adopt a new system. Blair and Kaserman, throughout the whole article, are trying to persuade those interested to adopt a new policy. As it blatantly states in the title of the article, they also discuss the economical and ethical dilemmas that are causing the shortage in organ harvesting and exploring new ways to stop the shortage. Following those dilemmas, they discuss the arguments that people typically have against a market based system of collecting organs and what they have against reassignment property rights. The first couple things that are discussed in this article are the current shortage of organs being received or donated and the excess demand and how it relates to our current altruistic system. They give three logical reasons as of why there is an increasing number and that is due to our advanced technology which makes the procedure go smoothly, insurances allow to cover some

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