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Where can you find ratings for lung transplant centers?

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The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients lists U.S. lung transplant centers along with their ratings for patient survival, labeled "as expected" or "higher than expected." SRTR is a database of information provided by the federal Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, administered by the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.

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From January 2012 to June 2014, the lung transplant centers with higher than expected patient survival rates were located at University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Francisco; Mayo Clinic Florida; and University of Virginia, according to SRTR. Lung transplants are most frequently performed for patients with severe conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis, per MedlinePlus.

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