Published in Blood Weekly, February 1st, 2001
While UNOS will always rely upon the best judgment of its committees and Board of Directors, computer simulation provides a critical decision support system that enhances the policy-making process. As the organ shortage grew more severe, the transplant community began to propose policies designed to improve the organ allocation system; however, there were no analytical tools available for estimating the relative effectiveness of these various organ allocation and distribution policies.
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