Table 4.

Graft and patient outcomes of tourists and all patients who underwent transplantation at UCLAa

ParameterTourist(n = 33)UCLA(n = 2507)PMatched Cohort(n = 66)Pb
Acute rejection at 1 yr (%)c3015.40.01912.10.229
Serum creatinine level after transplantation (mean ± SD)0.1830.178
    1 mo1.57 ± 1.10N/A1.48 ± 0.41N/A
    6 mo1.43 ± 0.63N/A1.39 ± 0.20N/A
    1 yr1.27 ± 0.381.45 ± 0.571.51 ± 0.61N/A
Graft survival at 1 yr (%)89.394.00.75498.4N/A
Patient survival at 1 yr (%)100.096.40.466100.0N/A
  • a N/A, not applicable.

  • b Event rate in the matched cohort group was insufficient for valid statistical comparisons in graft survival and patient survival.

  • c Acute rejection episodes included cases of acute rejection at discharge as reported by transplanting center (n = 3).