Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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MARINHO, Alexandre; CARDOSO, Simone de Souza and ALMEIDA, Vivian Vicente de. Organ transplantation in Brazilian States: effectiveness, productivity, and capacity. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.8, pp.1560-1568. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011000800011.
This study focused on key aspects of organ transplantation programs in various States of Brazil. The study showed wide disparities between States, based on various performance indicators. States in the South, Southeast, and Midwest regions had the highest transplantation and productivity rates and the largest per capita transplantation teams. São Paulo proved to be a benchmark due to its high performance on several indicators.
Keywords : Organ Transplantation; Effectiveness; Efficiency; Technology; Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation.