Pancreas transplant - graft survival at one year after transplant

A “graft” refers to the transplanted organ. Graft survival refers to the success of the 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 graft survival out of all 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 patient survival rate is not significantly different than what is expected for similar patients.  

In this measure, a higher number is better.

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

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2011 Q2
Northwestern Memorial 92
National Average 84
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Q2
Northwestern Memorial 80.8 92 94 89 92
National Average 79 78 80 81 84
Source:Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients,
Pancreas graft survival