lundi 27 septembre 2010

Le don d'organe et le biais anti marché

In any transplant operation, the patient or the patient's proxy pays through the nose. The hospital is paid. The surgeons are paid. The nurses are paid. The anesthetists are paid. The bookkeepers, bean-counters and bureaucrats all take home a paycheck. And the medical "ethicists" who inveigh against applying market principles to transplant organ supply? They do so on salary.
The only person not paid—the only person forbidden by law to be paid—is the one indispensable supplier, the owner of the organ. And we wonder why there's an organ shortage?

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