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Table 3 Pre-transplant mortality rates among adult patients wait-listed for a lung transplant

From: Lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review of the literature

  Obstructive lung disease1 Pulmonary vascular disease2 Cystic fibrosis and immunodeficiency disorders Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and re-transplant
1998-99 10.8 17.2 21.6 32.1
2000-01 9.7 13.1 17.8 23.1
2002-03 8.7 10.6 14.8 22.1
2004-05 7.7 7.3 14.4 19.9
2006-07 6.9 8.7 10.7 19.2
2008-09 5.5 14.2 15.3 22.5
2010-11 6.7 19.9 15.5 26.9
  1. 1e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema.
  2. 2e.g., idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  3. Mortality rates are computed as the number of deaths per 100 patient years of waiting time in the given 2-year interval. Waiting time is calculated as the total waiting time in the interval for patients in that group. Only deaths that occur prior to removal from the waiting list are counted.