Pancreas transplant - patient survival at one year after transplant

A pancreas transplant involves surgically implanting or placing a pancreas from a deceased organ donor into the body of someone with 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 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.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 100
National Average 98
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 95 95 100 100 89 100
National Average 97 97 96 96 84 98
Source:Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients,
Pancreas patient survival