STS Public Reporting Online
STS believes that the public has a right to know the quality of surgical outcomes and considers public reporting an ethical responsibility of the specialty. STS Public Reporting Online enables STS Adult Cardiac and Congenital Heart Surgery Database participants to voluntarily report to each other and the public their heart surgery scores and star ratings.
STS only publishes group and/or hospital level data for which the participant correctly submitted the required data for score and star rating analysis. Groups and/or hospitals that have >10% of missing data during the reporting time period do not receive scores and star ratings and, therefore, are not publicly reported.
For Congenital Heart Surgery Database public reporting, STS publishes on each hospital page a list of surgeons whose cases are included in the 4-year analytic time window for a given report period. STS encourages the public to refer to a hospital’s website directly for current information regarding the hospital’s program and its surgeons.
If your institution would like to participate in STS Public Reporting, you'll need to submit a completed consent form.