Introduction to the STS National Database Series: Outcomes Analysis, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety
Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Prager RL, Edwards FH, McDonald D, Han JM, D'Agostino RS, Jacobs ML, Kozower BD, Badhwar V, Thourani VH, Gaissert HA, Fernandez FG, Wright C, Fann JI, Paone G, Sanchez JA, Cleveland JC Jr, Brennan JM, Dokholyan RS, O'Brien SM, Peterson ED, Grover FL, Patterson GA. Introduction to the STS National Database Series: Outcomes Analysis, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):1992-2000.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database is the foundation for most of the Society's quality, research, and patient safety activities. Beginning in January 2016 and repeating each year, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery will publish a monthly Database series of scholarly articles on outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety. Six articles will be directly derived from the STS National Database and will be published every other month: three articles on outcomes and quality (one each from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, and the STS General Thoracic Surgery Database), and three articles on research (one from each of these three specialty databases). These six articles will alternate with five additional articles on topics related to patient safety. The final article, to be published in December, will provide a summary of the prior 11 manuscripts. This series will allow STS and its Workforces on National Databases, Research Development, and Patient Safety to convey timely information aimed at improving the quality and safety of cardiothoracic surgery.
Medical Subject Headings
Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Databases, Factual; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Patient Safety; Quality Improvement; Registries; Societies, Medical; Thoracic Surgery; United States