Barriers to Brain Death Notifications From Emergency Departments

AKKAŞ M., Demir M. C.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.51, no.7, pp.2171-2175, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2019.02.049
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2171-2175
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose. Emergency departments (EDs) are a new focus of interest in recent years as a possible solution for increasing organ donations, as, EDs are full of missed opportunities. In this study, we aimed to determine the barriers to the identification and referral by emergency medicine physicians (EMPs) of potential brain death (BD) cases.