Modelling and optimisation in European Kidney Exchange Programmes

Péter Biró, Joris van de Klundert (Corresponding author), David Manlove, William Pettersson, Tommy Andersson, Lisa Burnapp, Pavel Chromy, Pablo Delgado, Piotr Dworczak, Bernadette Haase, Aline Hemke, Rachel Johnson, Xenia Klimentova, Dirk Kuypers, Alessandro Nanni Costa, Bart Smeulders, Frits C.R. Spieksma, María O. Valentín, Ana Viana

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Abstract

The complex multi-criteria optimisation problems arising in Kidney Exchange Programmes have received considerable attention both in practice and in the scientific literature. Whereas theoretical advancements are well reviewed and synthesised, this is not the case for practice. We present a synthesis of models and methods applied in present European Kidney Exchange Programmes, which is based on detailed descriptions we created for this purpose. Most descriptions address national programmes, yet we also present findings on emerging cross-national programmes. The synthesis provides a systematic and detailed description of the models and methods the programmes use, revealing important commonalities as well as considerable variation among them. Rather than distilling a single best practice from these results, we find that the variation in models and methods arises because of variation in country characteristics, policies, and ethics. The synthesised state of the art may benefit future national and cross-national initiatives and direct future theoretical contributions within and across the boundaries of the Operations Research discipline.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Ethics in OR
  • Kidney exchange
  • OR in health services
  • OR in practice

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    Biró, P., van de Klundert, J., Manlove, D., Pettersson, W., Andersson, T., Burnapp, L., Chromy, P., Delgado, P., Dworczak, P., Haase, B., Hemke, A., Johnson, R., Klimentova, X., Kuypers, D., Nanni Costa, A., Smeulders, B., Spieksma, F. C. R., Valentín, M. O., & Viana, A. (2019). Modelling and optimisation in European Kidney Exchange Programmes. European Journal of Operational Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2019.09.006