STS General Thoracic Surgery Database

The STS General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) is the largest and most robust clinical thoracic surgical database in the North America. The GTSD contains more than 556,000 general thoracic surgery procedure records and currently has more than 1,000 participating surgeons.


What's New

The December edition of the version 2.41 training manual has been posted on the Data Collection Resources page. Please review this manual very closely, as several updates have been added that relate to discussions at AQO 2018.


Data Collection

STS has compiled a training manual, data collection forms, and additional resources to aid in data collection for the General Thoracic Surgery Database.


Executive Summaries

Executive summaries provide a high-level overview of each Database for the reporting period. Executive summaries contain volume data by selected procedures and unadjusted operative mortality for selected procedures.

Sample Data Analysis Report

This sample Data Analysis Report is an example of the semi-annual Data Analysis Reports received by GTSD Participants. Each Data Analysis Report provides Participant-level data compared to the STS Benchmark and to Like Groups for each reporting period.

Sample Data Quality Report

Following data submission, the Data Warehouse will send the Data Quality Report within 3 days if no problems are encountered. The Data Quality Report should be reviewed for any problems, and corrections should be made. An example of the Data Quality Report can be found here.