Surgical Volume for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: Total Programmatic Volume and Programmatic Volume Stratified by the Five STS-EACTS Mortality Categories
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Surgical volume for pediatric and congenital heart surgery: total programmatic volume and programmatic volume stratified by the five STS-EACTS Mortality Levels, a multi-institutional validated complexity stratification tool
1) Total number of pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery operations and 2) number of pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery operations in each of the strata of complexity specified by the five STS-EACTS Mortality Levels, a multi-institutional validated complexity stratification tool
Any operation that is not a pediatric or congenital cardiac operation. Cardiac operations are defined as operations that are of operation types of “CPB” or “No CPB Cardiovascular” (CPB is cardiopulmonary bypass.) .
Any operation that is a pediatric or congenital open heart surgery (operation types of “CPB” or "No CPB Cardiovascular") that cannot be classified into a level of complexity by the five STS-EACTS Mortality Levels.
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