Kidney transplant - graft survival at one year after transplant

A “graft” refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the kidney transplant. Sometimes the kidney 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 graft survival out of all kidney 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 measure, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 94
National Average 95
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 94.2 96 95 94 93 94
National Average 92.8 93 94 94 94 95
Source:Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients,
Kidney graft survival