STS National Database Audits

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 2019.

If you have questions regarding the audit process, contact Emily Conrad, Senior Coordinator, STS National Database, at via email or at 312-202-5839.


Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Cardiac Registry Support (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Adult Cardiac Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions, a sample of how to bookmark the required medical record documents, and an example of how to provide your OR Log information. 

General Thoracic Surgery Database

Cardiac Registry Support (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS General Thoracic Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions and a sample of how to bookmark the required medical record documents.  

Congenital Heart Surgery Database

Cardiac Registry Support (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Congenital Heart Audit. Your site will be notified if you have been selected for an on-site or remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions and follow the link of a short video on how to provide your OR Log information.

Intermacs Database

Cardiac Registry Support (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Intermacs Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions.

Pedimacs Database

Cardiac Registry Support (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Pedimacs Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions. 

Audit FAQs

Please see attached Frequently Asked Questions for the 2019 STS National Database Audit.