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Table 2 Positive attitude towards models of financial and non-financial incentives for DOD

From: Impact of gender and professional education on attitudes towards financial incentives for organ donation: results of a survey among 755 students of medicine and economics in Germany

In % Total Men Women Sig. Medicine Economics Sig.
Recipient’s health insurance makes a donation 18.8 21.6 15.8 n.s. 16.0 23.5 p = 0.015
The insurer helps the deceased donor’s family by covering funeral expenses 37.8 44.0 31.6 p = 0.003 37.8 37.7 n.s.
The insurer pays the bereaved as a token of appreciation 14.5 17.4 10.7 p = 0.02 9.8 22.3 p = 0.000
Those who fill in a donor card get tax benefits 11.7 14.5 9.1 n.s. 11.7 11.9 n.s.
Donor card holders receive one-off payment 7.8 10.4 4.9 p = 0.014 5.9 11.1 p = 0.013
Donor card holders get bonus points on organ waiting list 46.5 50.4 42.9 p = 0.043 41.1 55.5 p = 0.000
  1. Options to answer were yes/no/don’t know, here only positive answers are shown.
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