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Table 5 Components for a kidney compensation for transplantation using stated preferences studies (US$ of 2013)

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

Reference VSL VSL Compensation for Reservation price Total Savings to the system
Death risk Quality risk In costs In costs + QALY
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
Ortuzar and Cifuentes (2000) (road safety) 0.68 306 4292 6474 9900 44,143 175,745
Ortuzar and Cifuentes (2000) (air pollution) 0.41 185 4292 6352 9778 44,264 175,866
Rizzi (2003) 0.28 126 4292 6294 9720 44,323 175,925
Iraguen and Ortuzar (2004) 0.39 176 4292 6343 9769 44,273 175,875
Hojman et al. (2005) (road safety-route 5) 0.40 180 4292 6348 9774 44,269 175,871
Hojman et al. (2005) (road safety-route 68) 0.38 171 4292 6339 9765 44,278 175,880
GreenLabUC (2014) (road safety) 0.82 369 4292 6537 9963 44,080 175,682
GreenLabUC (2014) (air pollution) 5.40 2430 4292 8598 12,024 42,019 173,621
  1. (a) VSL in million dollars. (b) Risk of death component = risk of death \(\times\) 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%. (c) For quality risk compensation, we use the risk of a non-fatal complication \(\times\) Value of statistical injury estimated replicating Parada-Contzen et al. (2013). The risk of a non-fatal complication is 13%. (d) For every row, there is a time loss compensation of US$1876 included in the reservation price. (e) 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. To compute these values, we subtract the reservation price to the values estimated by Harrison et al. (2010)