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Kidney-pancreas transplant - pancreas graft survival at one year after transplant

A “graft” refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the pancreas 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 pancreas graft survival out of all kidney-pancreas transplants performed at the hospital.  

Note: According to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), the national registry responsible for this measure, Northwestern Memorial Hospital's graft survival rate is not significantly different than what is expected for similar patients.

In this case a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2011 Q2
Northwestern Memorial 90
National Average 89
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Q2
Northwestern Memorial 91 98 98 93 90
National Average 85 86 87 89 89
Source:Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, www.ustransplant.org
Kidney/pancreas graft, pancreas survival
Last UpdateDecember 18, 2012

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