Lung transplant offers the hope of prolonged survival and significant improvement in quality of life to patients with advanced lung disease. However, the medical literature lacks strong evidence and shows conflicting information regarding the effects of lung transplantation on these outcomes. Tools that integrate survival and quality-of-life information allow for more comprehensive evaluations of the benefits and risks of lung transplant. Higher-quality information leads to improved knowledge and more-informed decision making.
- Lung transplant
- Outcomes assessment (health care)
- Quality of life
- Survival analysis