The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2016 Annual Report.
The art and science of outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety continue to evolve, and cardiothoracic surgery leads many of these advances. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database is one of the principal reasons for this leadership role, as it provides a platform for the generation of knowledge in all of these domains. Understanding these topics is a professional responsibility of all cardiothoracic surgeons. Therefore, beginning in January 2016, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery began publishing a monthly series of scholarly articles on outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety. This article provides a summary of the status of the STS National Database as of October 2016 and summarizes the articles about the STS National Database that appeared in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016 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, CD; Paone, G; Cleveland, JC; Brennan, JM; Dokholyan, RS; Brothers, L; Vemulapalli, S; Habib, RH; O'Brien, SM; Peterson, ED; Grover, FL; Patterson, GA; Bavaria, JE
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