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Functions, responsibilities, dedication, payment, organization, and profile of the hospital transplant coordination in Spain ...

[Functions, responsibilities, dedication, payment, organization, and profile of the hospital transplant coordination in Spain in 2002.]
Transplantation proceedings. 
35
(5): 
1633-1635; 
2003. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
In Spain, the number of donors per million of population and the activity of transplantation is a direct consequence of the continued work of the hospital transplant coordinators. There are 146 procurement hospitals with approximately 534 transplant coordinators (13.6 coordinators per hospital and 12.7 per million of population). A voluntary survey of 74 Spanish transplant coordinators revealed 67.6% to be men and 32.4% women of average age 43 years with specialization of 75.7%, Intensive Care Medicine; 8.1%, Anesthesiology; 6.7%, Nephrologists; and the rest, General Surgery or without any specialization. Among the group who responded to the injury, 86.5% were doctors and 13.5%, nurses. The overall team is composed of 52% doctors, 27.7% nurses and others with 70.3% working part-time and 27%, full-time. Previous experience was noted to be less than 5 years among 51.4%, and more in the rest of the cases. The 85% work under medical direction by management. Their payment includes salary plus activity in 48.7% of the cases; 21.6%, only salary, and 18.9%, only activity. Each coordinator generates between 3 and 7 organ as well as 3 and 11 of tissue donors. In conclusion, comparing this data with the practice in the United States demonstrates the unique aspects of the Spanish system.
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