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Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 1992 Mar;2(1):43-59.

Multiple listing for organ transplantation: autonomy unbounded.

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New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.


Recently, debate about the distribution of scarce organs for transplantation has focused on whether patients should have the right to place themselves on waiting lists at several transplant centers, thereby gaining an advantage over other potential recipients. This article explores the social and ethical issues raised by multiple listing, contrasting policies adopted at the national level with those implemented in New York State. It concludes by examining the implications of the debate for broader questions about entitlement and access to health care.

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