Individual’s expected risk of mortality following transplantation
Mortality following liver transplantation is dependent on both recipient and donor factors. Prof. Andrew Burroughs and Prof. Caroline Sabin from Royal Free hospital (London, UK) used ELTR data and developped risk models for 3- and 12-month mortality following liver transplantation. Both models have good validation and sufficient precision to be used to assess an individual’s expected risk of mortality following transplantation, as well as to allow individual centres to directly compare outcomes from their own centre to those that would be expected based on the casemix of their transplanted population. A paper summarizing this study was published in Lancet (Lancet. 2006 Jan 21 ;367(9506):225-32).
A calculation program was also developped. Click on the following question mark to open it.