Liver transplant - graft survival at one year after transplant

A “graft” refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the liver 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 graft survival out of all liver 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.

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 85
National Average 88
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 81.3 82 85 87 85 85
National Average 83.4 85 85 86 87 88
Source:Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients,
Liver graft survival