January 28, 2013

The effect of center volume on the incidence of postoperative complications and their impact on survival after lung transplantation


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Post operative complications and survival after lung transplantation between 1999 and 2009 was reviewed using the UNOS database, to compare outcomes in centres performing a high volume of transplants to centres performing low volumes. The incidence of postoperative complications was similar in both groups, however having a complication in a low volume center was a signifiant risk factor for increased 90-day, 1-year, and 5-year mortality.

Lung Transplantation

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