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Transplant survival statistics are an important way to communicate a program’s accomplishments.  In fact, government regulations require transplant programs to share current organ and patient survival statistics at the time a patient undergoes evaluation. Guidelines established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) require transplant programs to make the most current statistics available to their waitlisted patients.

The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 established the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR) under direction of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN).  The SRTR is responsible for collecting and managing the data for the OPTN and provides periodic reports to the transplant community and the general public.  Transplant program survival statistics are updated by the SRTR twice a year, in January and July.  Below is a description of the SRTR taken directly from their website, www.srtr.org, to help explain the purpose of the data and statistics.

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients is a national database of statistics related to solid organ transplantation - kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, heart, and lung. The registry covers the full range of transplant activity, from organ donation and waiting list candidates to transplant recipients and survival statistics. Its purpose: to support the development of sound policy, to encourage research on issues of importance to the transplant community, and to facilitate responsible analysis of transplant programs and organ procurement organizations (OPOs).

Children’s Medical Center Dallas is one of only four pediatric programs in the nation to receive a rating of 5, the highest score possible, from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) for our Liver Transplant outcomes. This rating indicates that our outcomes were better than expected in relation to our volume and risk factors. Our Transplant program, led by UT Southwestern surgeons and physicians, consistently achieves outcomes that exceed the national average. As the only program in the state of Texas, pediatric or adult, to receive a 5 out of 5 rating, we are proud of the clinical expertise and dedication to patient centered care that these results are built on.

We encourage you to visit www.srtr.org to obtain detailed information and reports however, the following are the current observed survival rates (outcomes) for our Solid Organ Transplant programs compared to expected and national rates.

Graph Definitions:

  • Observed – Results actually observed at Children’s Health℠
  • Expected – “Risk-adjusted” results that the SRTR has determined our results “should” be given our patient populations variables as age, service area, underlying diseases, etc. 
  • National Observed – The average survival for all pediatric transplant centers in the United States.


Heart, Kidney, Liver – 1-Year Survival Rates

Please note that for kidney, there are no expected outcomes due to the small sample sizes for the time period.

Graphs compiled using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
January 2017 Program Specific Report*

  Observed Expected National
Heart 1-Year Patient 97% 93% 93%
Heart 1-Year Organ 94% 93% 93%
Kidney 1-Year Patient 100% n/a 100%
Kidney 1-Year Organ 97% 98% 98%
Liver 1-Year Patient 100% 94% 95%
Liver 1-Year Organ 97% 90% 91%

 



Heart Outcomes – 1-year Survival Rates

Graphs compiled using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
January 2017 Program Specific Report*

  Observed Expected National
Heart 1-Year Patient 97% 93% 93%
Heart 1-Year Organ 94% 93% 93%

 



Kidney Outcomes – 1-year Survival Rates

Please note that for kidney, there are no expected outcomes due to the small sample sizes for the time period.

Graphs compiled using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
January 2017 Program Specific Report*

  Observed Expected National
Kidney 1-Year Patient 100% n/a 100%
Kidney 1-Year Organ 100% 96% 96%

 



Liver Outcomes – 1-year Survival Rates

Graphs compiled using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
January 2017 Program Specific Report*

  Observed Expected National
Liver 1-Year Patient 100% 94% 95%
Liver 1-Year Organ 97% 90% 91%

If you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to speak with your coordinator, physician or any member of the transplant administrative team.

Access the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients for comprehensive outcomes information.

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