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.