STS Clinical Question Request Form

Welcome to the STS National Database Clinical Question Request Form. This form is for clinical questions only. Questions pertaining to harvest timelines, verifying data receipts, resolving data transmission problems, clarifying data quality report concerns, and interpreting final report matters should be sent to your Data Submission Coordinator at DCRI. In addition, social media requests will not be accepted.

  • In most cases, you will receive an e-mailed answer to your question within 30 days.
  • Questions will be answered in the order that they are received.
  • Only one question per submission.
  • Please do not re-submit questions.
  • You must include the sequence number with your submission.

If you do not receive a response within 30 days, please contact Carole Krohn (for adult cardiac and/or anesthesia questions) or Susan Becker (for general thoracic and/or congenital heart surgery questions).

IMPORTANT: FOR HIPAA COMPLIANCE PURPOSES, PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PATIENT IDENTIFYING INFORMATION1SHOULD BE REDACTED FROM THIS SUBMISSION.
1The identifiers that should be removed include name, address, and geographic subdivisions below the state level, dates of birth/admission/discharge (but not age unless over 89), telephone, fax, e-mail, and Social Security numbers. Notably, you are not required to remove the nature of the condition, or the name of the hospital or physician.

 Note: Encrypted messages will not be accepted.