The STS National Database is the premier clinical data registry for cardiothoracic surgery. It includes three component parts: the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, the General Thoracic Surgery Database, and the Congenital Heart Surgery Database. This wealth of information is available to physicians, researchers, and the healthcare industry to use for quality improvement, and in comparative effectiveness research, clinical trials, post-market surveillance, and basic and translational research. Information from the STS National Database will allow you to:
- Use extensive and accurate real world cardiothoracic surgery data to address your research questions
- Investigate ways to enhance quality of care and improve patient outcomes
- Spot market trends and new product opportunities
- Save time and money on clinical trials and post-market surveillance
Whether you are in the initial stages of planning research, designing clinical trials or understanding product performance, the STS National Database can be a valuable research resource.
For more information regarding the Society's research initiatives, please contact Ellen Clough, Senior Manager, Research & Evidence Based Surgery, at eclough [at] sts [dot] org.