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Table 1 Components for a kidney compensation for transplantation (US$ of 2013)

From: An analysis of economic incentives to encourage organ donation: evidence from Chile

Item Estimates Sensitivity on VSI
(1) (2) (3) (4)
VSI 33,016 10,000 20,000 40,000
Compensation for
 Time loss 1876 1876 1876 1876
 Death risk 6179 6179 6179 6179
 Quality risk 4292 1300 2600 5200
Reservation price 12,347 9355 10,655 13,255
Procurement costsa 3426 3426 3426 3426
Total costb 15,773 12,781 14,081 16,681
  1. aProcurement costs do not enter the individual compensation as it is not part of the reservation price
  2. bTotal cost when considering that procurement costs are not covered by the health insurance. (a) Risk of Death Component = Risk of Death × Value of a Statistical Life. According to data of the Catalan Transplant Foundation, the risk of death in a kidney extraction surgery is 0.045%. (b) Quality of life component = risk of a non-fatal complication × value of statistical injury. The risk of a non-fatal complication is 13%. (c) Value of time = monthly income × time of recovery. The time of recovery = 3 months. (d) Reference value for VSL = US$13,731,842. Reference value for VSI in table