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Table 4 Option value of a kidney and participation premiums in an optimistic scenario (US$ of 2013)

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

  Wage Option value Participation premium Costs Savings
Costs + QALY
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Mean 625 17,000 4653 33,616 165,219
Percentiles
 1 40 1085 297 49,531 181,134
 5 102 2772 759 47,844 179,447
 10 160 4338 1187 46,278 177,881
 25 245 6653 1821 43,963 175,566
 50 367 9979 2731 40,637 172,240
 75 612 16,631 4552 33,985 165,588
 90 1213 32,977 9026 17,639 149,242
 95 1995 54,230 14,843 (3614) 127,989
 99 4078 110,875 30,347 (60,259) 71,344
  1. (a) Option value is computed per percentile weighting the percentile VSI by 0.10 and the percentile VSL by 0.001 according to the Chilean National Health Survey (2003). (b) Negative values (costs) in parentheses. (c) Participation premiums are computed subtracting the reservation price in Table 2 to the option value. (d) Savings in costs consider only savings to the health system. Benefits in QALY consider gains of improving the quality of life of patients after receiving an organ (see Harrison et al. (2010) and references therein)