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Table 2 Estimated kidney compensation and savings for transplantation across the wage distribution (US$ of 2013)

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

  Compensation for Reservation price Total
Time loss Death risk Quality risk
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Mean 1876 6179 4292 12,347 15,773
Percentile
1 120 394 274 788 4214
5 306 1008 700 2013 5439
10 479 1577 1095 3151 6577
25 734 2418 1680 4832 8258
50 1101 3627 2519 7248 10,673
75 1835 6045 4199 12,079 15,505
90 3639 11,986 8326 23,951 27,377
95 5984 19,712 13,692 39,387 42,813
99 12,235 40,301 27,993 80,528 83,954
  1. (a) Risk of death component = 0.00045 \(\times\) VSL. (b) Quality of life component = 0.13 \(\times\) VSI. (c) Value of time = 3 \(\times\) wage. Wage is percentile-specific. (d) Total cost does not consider a health care system that covers the procurement cost. We present the total compensation in case the extraction surgery is not covered by the recipient’s health insurance. This amount is included in the benefits computations by Harrison et al. (2010) so it is not added in the total cost for the analysis. (e) Savings in costs consider only savings to the health system (\(US\$ 50,616)\) minus the compensation payment. Benefits in QALY add gains of improving the quality of life of patients after receiving an organ (additional benefits of \(US\$ 131,602\) over the savings in costs to the health system). Savings in costs plus benefits in QALY report benefits of \(US\$ 182,218\) minus the compensation payment
  Savings to the system
Savings in costs Savings in costs    
+ Benefits in QALY    
Mean 38,269 169,871    
Percentile
 1 49,829 181,431    
 5 48,603 180,205    
 10 47,465 179,067    
 25 45,785 177,387    
 50 43,369 174,971    
 75 38,537 170,139    
 90 26,666 158,268    
 95 11,229 142,832    
 99 − 29,912 101,690    
  1. (a) Risk of death component = 0.00045 \(\times\) VSL. (b) Quality of life component = 0.13 \(\times\) VSI. (c) Value of time = 3 \(\times\) wage. Wage is percentile-specific. (d) Total cost does not consider a health care system that covers the procurement cost. We present the total compensation in case the extraction surgery is not covered by the recipient’s health insurance. This amount is included in the benefits computations by Harrison et al. (2010) so it is not added in the total cost for the analysis. (e) Savings in costs consider only savings to the health system (\(US\$ 50,616)\) minus the compensation payment. Benefits in QALY add gains of improving the quality of life of patients after receiving an organ (additional benefits of \(US\$ 131,602\) over the savings in costs to the health system). Savings in costs plus benefits in QALY report benefits of \(US\$ 182,218\) minus the compensation payment