General Thoracic Surgery Database Data Collection

The STS General Thoracic Surgery Database is currently operating under version 5.21.1 (as of July 1, 2021). Data collection forms, training manuals, and additional resources are available to assist in data collection.

Version 5.21.1

Training Manual - Updated September 2021


Data Collection Forms (DCF) - Effective July 1, 2021


Additional Resources 

To view annotation in Word document DCF versions, select File – Options – Display – Hidden Text – Print Hidden Text, and then click OK. If you need further assistance, please contact your IT Department or do an internet search for your specific version of Office on ways to view hidden text.

Version 2.41

Effective July 1, 2018

Training Manual - Updated July 2021

Data Collection Form (DCF) - Analyzed Procedure


Data Collection Form (DCF) - Non-Analyzed Procedure


Additional Resources

Version 2.3

Effective January 1, 2015

Training Manual (Updated July 2018)


Data Collection Form (DCF) - Major Procedure


Data Collection Form (DCF) - Non-Analyzed Procedure


Additional Resources

Version 2.2

Effective January 1, 2012

Training Manual


Data Collection Form (DCF) - Major Procedure


Data Collection Form (DCF) - Non-Analyzed Procedure


Additional Resources

Version 2.06

Data Collection Forms (DCF)


Additional Resources