Fri May 17 2019
Kidney-pancreas transplant - kidney graft survival at one year after transplant
A “graft” refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the kidney in the kidney-pancreas transplant. Sometimes the transplant, or graft, may fail, but the person may survive.
While some patients have higher risks than others, some graft failures may be avoidable. If a hospital has a significantly higher percentage of graft survival, it may indicate that it provides a higher level of patient care. Because graft failures are rare, a small number of cases can affect the rate substantially.
About this measure
This measure tracks the percentage of kidney graft survival out of all kidney-pancreas transplants performed at the hospital.
In this measure, a higher number is better.