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Economic consequences incurred by living kidney donors: a Canadian multi-center prospective study.

Klarenbach S, Gill JS, Knoll G, Caulfield T, Boudville N, Prasad GV, Karpinski M, Storsley L, Treleaven D, Arnold J, Cuerden M, Jacobs P, Garg AX, Donor Nephrectomy Outcomes Research (DONOR) Netwo - Am. J. Transplant. (2014)

Bottom Line: Some living kidney donors incur economic consequences as a result of donation; however, these costs are poorly quantified.The economic impact of living kidney donation for some individuals is large.We advocate for programs to reimburse living donors for their legitimate costs.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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Frequency distribution of total costs incurred from the living kidney donor perspective. 25th percentile: $205; median: $1282; 75th percentile: $4619. Average (SD): $3268 (4704). Five donors incurred 0 costs. Excludes home productivity costs and time off work where no pay was lost. One donor experienced exceptional circumstances (out-of-country donor with 3-month stay) and these costs were excluded.
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fig01: Frequency distribution of total costs incurred from the living kidney donor perspective. 25th percentile: $205; median: $1282; 75th percentile: $4619. Average (SD): $3268 (4704). Five donors incurred 0 costs. Excludes home productivity costs and time off work where no pay was lost. One donor experienced exceptional circumstances (out-of-country donor with 3-month stay) and these costs were excluded.

Mentions: Approximately 45% of donors directly experienced economic consequences attributable to living kidney donation (out-of-pocket costs, lost pay, but excluding home productivity costs) that were less than $1000 (Figure 1). However, 20% incurred costs between $1000 and $3000, 34% experienced costs >$3000, with 15% of those incurring costs >$8000. The average out-of-pocket costs and lost wages for living donors was $3268 (median $1282) (Table 4). In sensitivity analysis, mean home productivity cost was estimated at $5521.


Economic consequences incurred by living kidney donors: a Canadian multi-center prospective study.

Klarenbach S, Gill JS, Knoll G, Caulfield T, Boudville N, Prasad GV, Karpinski M, Storsley L, Treleaven D, Arnold J, Cuerden M, Jacobs P, Garg AX, Donor Nephrectomy Outcomes Research (DONOR) Netwo - Am. J. Transplant. (2014)

Frequency distribution of total costs incurred from the living kidney donor perspective. 25th percentile: $205; median: $1282; 75th percentile: $4619. Average (SD): $3268 (4704). Five donors incurred 0 costs. Excludes home productivity costs and time off work where no pay was lost. One donor experienced exceptional circumstances (out-of-country donor with 3-month stay) and these costs were excluded.
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fig01: Frequency distribution of total costs incurred from the living kidney donor perspective. 25th percentile: $205; median: $1282; 75th percentile: $4619. Average (SD): $3268 (4704). Five donors incurred 0 costs. Excludes home productivity costs and time off work where no pay was lost. One donor experienced exceptional circumstances (out-of-country donor with 3-month stay) and these costs were excluded.
Mentions: Approximately 45% of donors directly experienced economic consequences attributable to living kidney donation (out-of-pocket costs, lost pay, but excluding home productivity costs) that were less than $1000 (Figure 1). However, 20% incurred costs between $1000 and $3000, 34% experienced costs >$3000, with 15% of those incurring costs >$8000. The average out-of-pocket costs and lost wages for living donors was $3268 (median $1282) (Table 4). In sensitivity analysis, mean home productivity cost was estimated at $5521.

Bottom Line: Some living kidney donors incur economic consequences as a result of donation; however, these costs are poorly quantified.The economic impact of living kidney donation for some individuals is large.We advocate for programs to reimburse living donors for their legitimate costs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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