Children’s has some of the shortest wait times in the country for pediatric liver transplant recipients.
What does this data mean?
The graph shows that patients at Children’s are transplanted faster and spend less time on the waitlist than the national average.
Why are wait times important?
Patients who spend less time waiting for a transplant most often have better outcomes because they are transplanted before they become very sick.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
Source: Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients, April 2012 (patients ages <18 years, placed on the wait list between 01/01/2006 - 06/30/2011)