Please note that the following data specifications, data collection forms, and lists are for the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database v3.3 and are effective January 1, 2016. For the current version (v3.3), please see the documents under Data Collection.
Training Manual v.3.3 - Updated Dec. 2015
STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database v3.22
Please note that the following data specifications, data collection forms, and lists are for the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database v3.22 and are effective January 1, 2014. For the current version (v3.0), please see the documents under the Quality Module below.
Data Collection Form Annotated v3.22
Data Collection Form Non-annotated v3.22
Data Collection Form Word Version v3.22
Data Specifications v3.22
Itemized Changes from v3.0 to v3.22
STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Difficulty Rankings
Congenital Heart Surgery Database Difficulty Rankings (Updated June 5, 2013)
STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Update on Operative Mortality
As mentioned in the Fall 2011 STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) National Report overview, the STS CHSD Task Force had planned to report Operative Mortality rather than Discharge Mortality beginning with the Spring 2012 National Report. This would mean that sites with greater than 10% of their data either missing or marked as “unknown” for the variable “Status at 30 days after surgery” would be excluded from the mortality analysis in the Spring 2012 National Report. The Task Force now plans to postpone this change until the Fall 2012 National Report which gives sites the opportunity to update and complete their data for submission in the Fall 2012 harvest. Sites that were missing more than 10% of their Operative Mortality data in the Spring 2012 harvest will be contacted directly.
The Data Quality Report (DQR) you will receive during the Fall 2012 harvest will be updated to contain new, detailed information about your operative mortality data. This new information will assist you in determining the completeness of your Operative Mortality data. If you have any questions regarding the change to reporting on Operative Mortality, please contact Donna McDonald, dmcdonald [at] sts [dot] org.
STS Congenital Heart Surgery Quality Module
A new web-based Congenital Quality Module is now available at no cost to all STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database participants. The goal of this module is to facilitate data collection for the 21 Quality Measures for Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery developed and approved by the STS. These structure, process, and outcome metrics are described in detail in the following manuscript published in the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: Quality Measures for Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
Development of the module was supported by an NIH grant, and it is available to all STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database participants. The module can be accessed through the DCRI web portal. Please contact Carol Elliott, DCRI Data Submission Coordinator (carol [dot] elliott [at] duke [dot] edu), for a username and password.
The module collects both patient and center-specific data, further details regarding data entry can be found in the Data Collection Forms and Data Specifications below; the Resource Guide is available on the web portal.
Participating centers will receive feedback on all of the quality measures benchmarked to national aggregate data as a part of their feedback reports.
The Society strongly encourages all STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database participants to utilize this important data collection tool in order to enhance the quality of patient care.
The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database data and software specifications v3.0 are available. The mandatory start date for v3.0 is January 1, 2010.
The documents below are dated to ensure you utilize the most current version:
The Data Collection Forms (DCF) are effective 9.16.2009
- Version 3.0 Data Collection Form Annotated - dated 9.16.2009
- Version 3.0 Data Collection Form Nonannotated - dated 9.16.2009
- Microsoft Word Version DCFs, v.3.0
- Non-Annotated DCF v3.0
- Annotated DCF v3.0
Data specifications for v3.0 are effective 9.4.2009
Software specifications for v3.0 are effective 8.3.2009
STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, v2.50
The new specifications, Version 2.50, for the Congenital Heart Surgery Database are now available!
>>>>The STS Data Collection Form (DCF) for the Congenital Heart Surgery Database - Version 2.50 has been recently updated. The version number on the DCF remains the same, version 2.50, but the text "(Updated 7.10/2006)" is included to show this is the most current version of the document. All parties using the DCF should make sure that they delete any copy of the DCF that does not include "Updated 7/10/2006" at the top of the document.<<<
- Version 2.50 Data Collection Form Annotated "(Updated 7/10/2006)"
- Version 2.50 Data Collection Form Nonannotated "(Updated 7/10/2006)"
- Version 2.50, Data Specifications
- Version 2.50, Software Specifications