Lung transplant - patient survival at one year after transplant
While some patients have higher risks than others, some complications contributing to patient death may be avoidable. If a hospital has a significantly better survival rate, it may indicate that it provides a higher level of patient care. The national and “expected” survival rates do not account for all factors contributing to death within a year after transplant. Because these events are rare, a small number of cases can affect the rate substantially.