The purpose of this project is to develop an approach to investigate factors associated with variations in hospital organ and tissue donation rates. Such factors include but are not limited to family request practices and hospital referral patterns for reporting deaths and imminent deaths to Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO). The goal is to be able to identify hospital and OPO practices that are associated with higher donor referral, consent, and recovery. Contingent upon the success of this design phase, a study will be implemented and information on best practices will be shared with the hospital and transplant communities to stimulate improvement in donation practices.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:11/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Special Programs
FEDERAL CONTACT: Mary Ganikos, 301-443-7577
PIC ID: 7288
PERFORMER: The Lewin Group, Falls Church, VA