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.
New data for this measure is not available. Please see srtr.org for more information.