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The finances of a liver transplant program

Cook, Makenziea; Zavala, Edwardb

Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: April 2019 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 156–160
doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000612
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Sophoclis P. Alexopoulos

Purpose of review The current review provides an overarching examination of liver transplant finances and factors contributing to cost of care.

Recent findings Transplant hospitals must seek to optimize areas of revenue and cut costs as the cost of transplantation continues to rise and public policies strain reimbursement.

Summary Transplantation remains a complicated multipayor system that requires focused attention and care. With rising costs and increased focus on quality in the healthcare market, it is integral that both the clinical and business teams work together to strive for optimization of costs and revenue.

aMonroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

bVanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Correspondence to Makenzie Cook, MHA, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. Tel: +1 615 936 5559; e-mail:

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