As of June 30, 2014, the Phoenix, Arizona Mayo Clinic Hospital; California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco; Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans; and Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, all have higher than expected survival rates for patients 18 and older who have had liver transplants, as stated by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. When calculating survival rates, researchers look at patients who have lived five years or longer after their transplant.
Patients who receive a liver from a living donor have a slightly higher five-year survival rate of 78 percent. Many hospitals do not have data available concerning their liver transplant survival rates because they perform a small number of transplants. Hospitals who perform many transplants have experience performing the procedure that leads to higher survival rates.