An Examination of the Impact of the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative on Kidney Transplant Activity
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Organ procurement policy has developed to combat the persistent shortages for kidneys, and some studies have detailed the results of one of the more recent initiatives, the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative. This study examines the impact of the Collaborative with respect to kidney transplant activity. With the use of time series analysis, the study inspects the impact of the periods before and after the implementation of the Collaborative. With a time trend, the results show that the total kidney transplant activity has not significantly changed and lower quality kidneys are being promoted at a higher rate due to the policy.