The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Research.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database has grown to more than 500,000 case records. Clinical research supported by the database is increasingly used to advance patient outcomes. This research review from the General Thoracic Surgery Database in 2014 and 2015 discusses 6 recent publications and an ongoing study on longitudinal outcomes in lung cancer surgery from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Task Force for Linked Registries and Longitudinal Follow-up. A lack of database variables specific for certain uncommon procedures limits the ability to study these operations; inclusion of clinical descriptors for selected infrequent but clinically important thoracic disorders is suggested.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gaissert, HA; Fernandez, FG; Allen, MS; Burfeind, WR; Block, MI; Donahue, JM; Mitchell, JD; Schipper, PH; Onaitis, MW; Kosinski, AS; Jacobs, JP; Shahian, DM; Kozower, BD; Edwards, FH; Conrad, EA; Patterson, GA

Published Date

  • November 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1444 - 1451

PubMed ID

  • 27772572

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands