Research meetup 11 – Reshaping National Organ Allocation Policy

Nikos Trichakis

30-11-2021 17:00 – 18:00 CET

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is overhauling its organ allocation policies in a generational change, aiming for more efficient and equitable outcomes. We introduce a novel analytical framework to enable dynamic exploration of the efficient frontier of policy options. Jointly with OPTN, we applied our framework to the design of a new allocation policy for lungs, which was eventually approved for implementation. From 2023, all lungs in the U.S. will be allocated according to the said policy, projected to reduce waitlist mortality by >20% compared to current policy. (joint work with Ted Papalexopoulos, Dimitris Bertsimas, James Alcorn, Rebecca Goff and Darren Stewart)

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