Analytic conventions describe how data on donors, organs, transplants, and
transplant operations were tabulated for the Program-Specific and Organ
- A good first step is our slide show titled "The
SRTR Program-Specific Reporting Tools: Key Points." These slides describe
the content of the Program-Specific Reports, as well as the data flow process
and the role of the SRTR. There are also slides explaining how survival is
calculated and the concept of risk adjustment, including some simple examples to
demonstrate these concepts.
- Similarly, a good place to begin understanding the
OPO-Specific Reports is our slide show titled "A
Guide to the SRTR OPO Reports." These slides describe the content of the
OPO-Specific Reports, including counts of donors, characteristics of donors,
organs recovered and organs transplanted by Donation Service Area. Addtionally,
there is a description of the process for computing organ donation conversion
- More detail that may help you understand and assess
differences in outcomes can be found in
the 2007 SRTR Report on the State of Transplantation: SRTR Program-Specific
Reports on Outcomes. This article presents a basic explanation of the tools
available for evaluating differences in outcomes and how their interpretation
should be considered in the context of reading the SRTR Program-Specific
- A broad overview of the post-transplant outcomes (graft
and patient survival) included in these reports is detailed in an article from
the 2005 SRTR Report on the State of Transplantation.
SRTR Center-Specific Reporting Tools: Posttransplant Outcomes. This article
provides good background on the statistical concepts and methodologies used in
- Additional information about the Program-Specifc Reports
can be found in the Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs).
- The Risk-Adjustment
Models list each of the characteristics used to risk-adjust the
post-transplant survival models, with corresponding coefficients (betas),
standard errors, and p-values.
OPO Donor Yield Models provides the statistical models used to estimate expected donor yield.