Kidney-pancreas transplant - patient survival at one year after transplant
A kidney transplant involves surgically implanting or placing a kidney and pancreas from a deceased organ donor into the body of someone who has permanent kidney failure and uncontrollable diabetes mellitus.
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 kidney-pancreas transplant at the hospital.
Note: According to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), the national registry responsible for this measure, Northwestern Memorial Hospital's patient survival rate is not significantly different than what is expected for similar patients.
In this measure, a higher number is better.