Title

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2018 update on outcomes and quality.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Abstract

Through nearly 3 decades of iterative refinement, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database has evolved into one of the most comprehensive and respected clinical data registries in health care. It is a widely acknowledged exemplar for accurately benchmarking risk-adjusted outcomes in cardiac surgery and underpins all quality measurement and improvement activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This is the latest in a series of annual reports that outlines current national aggregate outcomes and volume trends in cardiac surgery and summarizes database-related work in quality measurement and performance improvement during the past year.

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Databases, Factual; Humans; Quality Improvement; Societies, Medical; Thoracic Surgery; United States

PubMed ID

29233331

Volume

105

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

23

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