STS National Database audits are designed to complement internal quality controls by examining the accuracy, consistency, and completeness of the data collected within the Database. Ten percent of participating sites in each component database have been selected at random for independent audits in 2017.
STS is partnering with the auditing facility Telligen to conduct the audits. Telligen recently held a webinar to provide Adult Cardiac Surgery Database participants with instructions on how to prepare for the audit. If you missed the webinar and/or would like to review it, see the video below.
If you have questions regarding the audit process, contact Emily Conrad, Senior Coordinator STS National Database, at Emily Conrad or (312) 202-5839.