The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality
D'Agostino RS, Jacobs JP, Badhwar V, Paone G, Rankin JS, Han JM, McDonald D, Edwards FH, Shahian DM. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan;103(1):18-24.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Established in 1989, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database is one of the most comprehensive clinical data registries in health care. It is widely regarded as the gold standard for benchmarking risk-adjusted outcomes in cardiac surgery and is the foundation for all quality measurement and improvement activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This is the second in a series of annual reports that summarizes current aggregate national outcomes in cardiac surgery and reviews database-related activities in the areas of quality measurement and performance improvement during the past year.
Medical Subject Headings
Benchmarking; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Humans; Quality Improvement; Registries; Societies, Medical; Surgeons; Thoracic Surgery; United States