Quality Performance Measures

 STS continues to develop and maintain quality performance measures in the areas of adult cardiac, general thoracic, and congenital heart surgery. STS measures have either been endorsed or are being considered for endorsement by the National Quality Forum. In addition, many of these measures are included in CMS’s Physician Quality Reporting System.

Adult Cardiac Surgery Measures

Composite Measures

Outcome Measures

Process Measures

Structure Measures


Congenital Heart Surgery Measures

Outcome Measure

Structure Measures


General Thoracic Surgery Measures

Outcome Measures

Process Measures

Structure Measure

Special thanks to David M. Shahian, MD, and the STS Quality Measurement Task Force for their leadership and contributions.

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