Socio Economic Rehabilitation of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

  • S Vasudevan Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala


Socio Economic Rehabilitation is an important outcome parameter in successful organ transplant recipients particularly in developing countries with low income patients who have to depend on extraneous sources to fund the operation costs.1 It is an undisputed fact that the quality of life of a successful transplant recipient is much better than that of a patient on dialysis or poorly treated end stage renal failure patient. But often ethical questions are raised about the need for popularising such costly treatment protocols needing scarce public funding when basic public health issues like nutrition deficiencies, incomplete immunisation coverage, outbreak of communicable diseases keep occurring

Author Biography

S Vasudevan, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala

Additional Professor, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation