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Improving donation outcomes: hospital development and the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation.

Authors
  • Siminoff, Laura A
  • Traino, Heather M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2009
Volume
19
Issue
2
Pages
180–187
Identifiers
PMID: 19588669
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The RAPiD hospital evaluations revealed gaps in respondents' knowledge of organ donation, brain death, and referral criteria; a reluctance to declare brain death; and a rocky relationship between the hospitals and the organ procurement organization. As a result of the interventions, 9 hospitals' environments for organ donation improved, 7 showed no change, and 1 was worse.

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