The Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation
The best way to compare transplant center statistics and outcomes is to use objective data and analyses from a third-party with expertise in data collection and analysis. The federal government contracts with the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) to produce, in conjunction with UNOS, an annual report on national transplant statistics, including center-specific data and analysis.
The SRTR’s annual report presents timely and accurate transplant program-specific information on the performance of transplant programs using appropriate risk-adjusted statistical methods to control for variation in the patient mix among transplant programs. It also presents appropriate longitudinal analyses that describe trends over time and show variations among organizational units, cohorts, interventions, or other appropriate factors. The latest annual report was published in 2012.