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AMA considers whether to pay for donation of organs

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1541
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    In a major and contentious policy shift, the American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to encourage studies that would determine whether financial incentives could increase the pool of cadaveric organ donors.

    The association's House of Delegates endorsed such studies after furious debate at their an-nual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

    The issue was originally considered at a meeting in December 2001, when the association's council for ethical and judicial affairs ruled that …

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