Liver Transplantation Quality Measures

A successful organ transplant depends on appropriate evaluation of the organ recipient, expertise in the surgical procedures required to transplant the organ and on-going monitoring after transplant to prevent organ rejection or infections.

At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, we report our liver transplant data to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a regulatory organization for organ transplants. Information for hospitals in the United States performing transplants is shared with the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, which compares and publishes information about patient characteristics, waiting lists, and outcomes by hospital.

The table below shows volume and  one month, one year and three year survival  for liver transplants performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.   Three year survival is presented as a point of reference, but it is important to note that the longer the time since the transplant, the more likely it is that other factors beyond the surgery itself can have an impact on the patient’s health status.  These statistics reflect adult patients age 18 and older who had their first liver transplant. Patients who were having other organs transplanted at the same time (multiple organ transplantation) are not included.

Liver Transplant* (Adults Age 18+)Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Patient Survival for:1 Month1 Year3 Years
For transplants performed during the periodJul 2011 - Dec 2013Jul 2011 -
Dec 2013
Jan 2009 -
Jun 2011
Number of transplants performed103103106
Number of observed deaths  31030
Observed survival rate97.08%90.29%71.70%
Expected survival rate for patients of similar ages,blood type and health condition96.78%89.03%77.00%
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