Upcoming Changes to Program-Specific Reports:
Beginning with the January 2012 public release, the program specific reports will
include Table 3A, which will depict transplant and mortality rates for pediatric
and adult candidates separately. Table 3 will still show the combined rates.
In addition to the traditional program-specific report, the SRTR will post a beta-release
of a new program-specific report to the SRTR secure websites on December 8, 2011.
This new report will not reflect the use of new methodologies; instead, it will
use color and an enhanced visual display to depict some of the content in the traditional
program-specific report. (Note that this beta-release is not intended to be a complete
version of the traditional program-specific report.) The SRTR will be seeking feedback
from transplant programs regarding the design and layout of this beta-release.
Upcoming Change to the OPO-Specific Reports:
Beginning with the January 2012 public release, Table 4 of the OPO-specific reports contained measures of expected donor yield using the models approved by the OPTN/UNOS Board in June 2011. The heart, liver, lung, and pancreas models used the lung pO2 terminal value as one of the modeling covariates. In the January and July 2013 reports, this covariate will be changed to the lung pO2 terminal value divided by the FiO2 value. This change is in response to OPO feedback indicating that the ratio would be more appropriate.
Beginning with the January 2012 public release, Table 4 of the OPO-specific reports
will contain measures of expected donor yield using the models approved by the OPTN/UNOS
Board in June 2011 and by the OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee
in October 2011.
The OPO-specific reports privately released on the SRTR secure
websites on December 8 will also include measures of observed and expected donor
yield and whether the OPO meets the review criteria established by the OPTN’s OPO
and Membership and Professional Standards Committees. The SRTR will be releasing
a Donor Yield Calculator tool that OPOs can use to track observed and expected donor
yield. The tool will be made available for download on the secure websites on December