U.S. liver trans­plants by the num­bers

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS - Sources: United Net­work for Or­gan Shar­ing, Or­gan Pro­cure­ment and Trans­plan­ta­tion Net­work, U.S. Sci­en­tific Reg­istry of Trans­plant Re­cip­i­ents, Scripps Clinic


To­tal num­ber of adult liver trans­plants per­formed in 2012


Pa­tients cur­rently on the wait­list for a liver


Num­ber of pa­tients who died or were re­moved from the wait­list in 2012


Pa­tients who travel out-of-state for a trans­plant


Peo­ple liv­ing with a trans­planted liver in 2012


Cost per Medi­care ben­e­fi­ciary for a liver trans­plant dur­ing first year

$5.6 bil­lion

To­tal es­ti­mated cost of trans­plant care, in­clud­ing pre- and post-sur­gi­cal follow-up for one year’s co­hort of pa­tients

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