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National Heart Transplantation Study Records

Identifier: BRL-009

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of records related to the National Heart Transplantation Study, including the project proposal, advisory committee meeting minutes, a description of the study (with selected readings), published updates, questionnaires, and forms. It also includes forms related to the National Kidney Dialysis and Transplantation Study.


  • 1981 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Historical Note

The National Heart Transplantation Study was established in the early 1980s. According to Patricia Roberts Harris, then Secretary of the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services, the study would, "examine, in general, all aspects of heart transplants, including the scientific, social, economic, and ethical issues, and, in particular, the impact of a possible Medicare decision to pay for heart transplants on the Medicare program, Medicare beneficiaries, and providers of health care." The study was led by Dr. Roger W. Evans.

Source: Evans, Roger W. "The economics of heart transplantation." Circulation, Vol. 75, No. 1, 1987, pp. 63-76.


1.4 Cubic Feet (in 3 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged chronologically, with questionnaires and forms placed after the other contents of the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of LeRoy Walters, 1989.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by John Zarrillo in November 2020.

Guide to the National Heart Transplantation Study Records
John Zarrillo
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Bioethics Research Library Archives Repository

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