Quality and Outcomes Reports - Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center
Survival Rates by Diagnosis
Why we measure it - Overwhelmingly, survival is the first and most important statistic parents and others ask about. We measure survival rates for inflammatory bowel disease and liver disorders and compare ourselves to the national average to make sure we are providing excellent care.
What this means - We have a 100 percent survival rate for inflammatory bowel disease and a 98.6 percent survival rate for liver disorders compared to Pediatric Hospital Information System (PHIS) peers' results of 100 percent and 98.2 percent respectively.
About the data - The data reflects the survival-to-discharge rate for diagnoses within the above disease groups at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin compared to PHIS peers. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Our team of gastroenterologists, transplant surgeons, pediatric nurse practitioners, a registered dietitian, and dedicated transplant pharmacists provide care to liver disease and liver transplant patients before, during and after liver transplantation. This interdisciplinary team follows children closely and provides education, support and ongoing management.
- Key members of our inflammatory bowel disease team include pediatric nurse clinicians, dietitians and psychologists who work in partnership with families to build individualized and comprehensive treatment plans to optimize care.
- The program provides nutritional assessment and management to maximize growth and development and minimize long-term complications such as osteoporosis.
- Our specialists conduct cutting-edge research to provide patients with access to the newest therapies. Genetic research also is helping predict treatment outcomes.
- A highly specialized Children's Transport Team is available 24 hours a day to stabilize and transport seriously sick and injured infants, children and adolescents to our center. More than 1,500 transports are provided each year.
- Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Kathy's House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.
Patients and families:
- Contact Central Scheduling to start your child's visit arrangements. Please have the name, address, and phone and fax numbers of your primary care and/or referring doctor available when you call.
- Please work with your child's referring physician and insurance company to determine if a referral or authorization is required for the visit.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day by calling our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- As appointments are scheduled, the Gastroenterology Center will contact you to arrange transfer of any pertinent patient documentation, including test results and growth charts.
- Please contact Deb Wallner, Gastroenterology nurse manager or Pamela Fraser, Gastroenterology program director with any questions or concerns about the GI Service. They can be reached at (414) 266-2971.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
- Care guidelines for medical professionals
- Educational materials
- Pocket Directory
If you have questions about this information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.