Lung transplant outcomes: a review of survival, graft function, physiology, health-related quality of life and cost-effectiveness

Eur Respir J. 2004 Oct;24(4):674-85. doi: 10.1183/09031936.04.00065004.


The success of lung transplantation has improved over time as evidenced by better long-term survival and functional outcomes. Despite the success of this procedure, there are numerous problems and complications that may develop over the life of a lung transplant recipient. With proper monitoring and treatment, the frequency and severity of these problems can be decreased. However, significant improvement for the overall outcomes of lung transplantation will only occur when better methods exist to prevent or effectively treat chronic rejection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Quality of Life
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome