Indicator Metadata

NameTransplants, by Organ Type
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

DescriptionAll solid organ transplants that occurred in Canada
InterpretationTotal frequency counts can give both researchers and the general public a basic idea of where solid organ transplantation stands within Canada.
HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories except Quebec

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

Province/Territory, Breakdown by sex, breakdown by age categories

Indicator Results

Transplants by Organ Type

Identifying Information
NameTransplants, by Organ Type
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

Indicator Description and Calculation
DescriptionAll solid organ transplants that occurred in Canada
Calculation: DescriptionCounts of each transplanted organ type are based on data submitted to the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) by each organ procurement organizaton (OPO). No adjustments or standardizations are made to the reported results.
Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of service

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Number - Frequency total

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

None

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Not applicable

Denominator

Description:
Not applicable
Inclusions:
Not applicable
Exclusions:
Not applicable

Numerator

Description:
The number and type of transplanted solid organ submitted to CORR by each OPO
Inclusions:
Data pertaining to type of solid organ transplantation
Exclusions:
Procedures not relating to solid organ transplantation

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

Understanding the geographic and age variation for each type of transplanted solid organ can help assess needs in research, funding and donor promotion.

Interpretation

Total frequency counts can give both researchers and the general public a basic idea of where solid organ transplantation stands within Canada.

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

Not applicable

References

Not applicable

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

CORR

Available Data Years

Type of Year:
Calendar
First Available Year:
2006
Last Available Year:
2015

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories except Quebec

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

Province/Territory, Breakdown by sex, breakdown by age categories

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Every year

Indicator Results

Web Tool:
Quick Stats
URL:
Transplants by Organ Type

Updates

Not applicable

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

The indicator is based on voluntary data submitted to CORR from OPOs across Canada.

Data from Quebec was not included because of significant under-reporting between 2011 and 2015, which may lead to biased results.

Trending Issues

An overview of under-reporting of organ transplant cases can be found in Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data .

Comments

Not applicable