The Lung Transplant Program for Medical Professionals
Our lung transplant program has a longstanding commitment to excellence in clinical care, research, innovation, and teaching. In the last five years, our program’s one-year and long-term outcomes have consistently met or exceeded Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) benchmarks – despite our liberalization of candidate acceptance criteria and the implementation of the lung allocation scoring system.
In addition to the Quality Assurance and Process Improvement initiatives developed program-wide by the BWH Transplant Administration, the Lung Transplant Program has pursued program-specific initiatives, including:
Enhanced communication with referring providers.
Clinic redesign in response to patient and provider feedback.
Early patient and provider feedback after referral.