OPTN/SRTR 2015 Annual Data Report: Economics

M. A. Schnitzler, M. A. Skeans, D. A. Axelrod, K. L. Lentine, H. B. Randall, J. J. Snyder, A. K. Israni, B. L. Kasiske

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While the costs to Medicare of solid organ transplants are varied and considerable, the total Medicare expenditure of $4.4 billion for solid organ transplant recipients in 2014 remained less than 1% of all Medicare expenditures. For patients covered by Medicare, the ratio of pre- to posttransplant cost of care varied widely by organ and within some organ categories by patient characteristics. This chapter reports pretransplant costs for all solid organ candidates covered by Medicare to allow investigators to further explore the relative cost of transplant compared with alternative management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-502
Number of pages78
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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© 2017 the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.


  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Medicare
  • costs and cost analysis
  • health expenditures


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