PUBLIC PRIORITY FOR ALLOCATING KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA CLOSER LOOK AT SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
EditorsCHAU-KIU CHEUNG
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Chapter5
Pages109-135
ISBN (Electronic)9781536178975
ISBN (Print)9781536178760
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameSOCIAL ISSUES, JUSTICE AND STATUS

Abstract

Because kidney transplants are scarce public resources under public control in modern societies, public preferences and priority for allocation of the transplants are of essential concern for policymaking and practice. For the usefulness of public preferences and priority order to public interest, they need to be consensual and free of the bias of self-interest. These conditions are the examination of the present study, employing a random sample telephone survey to collect data from 1,260 Chinese members of the public. It identified a popular priority order of allocating kidneys transplants to 12 types of patients. This popular priority order proves to be homogeneous in that most of the public exhibited similar rankings. Furthermore, preferences for kidney allocation were largely immune to the influence of self-interest, in that the people did not prefer allocating kidney transplants to patients like themselves. Hence, the popular priority order can reasonably serve as a guideline for allocating transplants in Hong Kong.

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PUBLIC PRIORITY FOR ALLOCATING KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS. / Cheung, Chau-kiu; Lai, Julian Chuk-ling.

A CLOSER LOOK AT SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY. ed. / CHAU-KIU CHEUNG. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2020. p. 109-135 (SOCIAL ISSUES, JUSTICE AND STATUS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review