Fri May 17 2019
Lung transplant - patient survival at one year after transplant
A lung transplant involves surgically implanting or placing a lung from another person (donor) into the body of someone who has lung failure.
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.
About this measure
This measure tracks the percentage of patients who are still alive at one year after their transplant out of all patients who received a lung transplant at the hospital.
Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.