08 July 2010

Lung Transplant Outcome Might Hinge on Hospital Location

Risk of premature death can be much higher at 'high-risk' transplant centers, U.S. study finds

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In this study, Thabut's team analyzed data from the United Network for Organ Sharing registry on almost 16,000 patients who underwent lung transplantation between 1987 and 2009. Overall, the median (midpoint) survival for patients was 4.9 years. The one-month survival rate was 93.4 percent, and one-, three-, and five-year survival rates were 79.7 percent, 63 percent, and 49.5 percent, respectively.


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