The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety in cardiothoracic surgery. The Database has four components, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery.
COVID-19 and the STS National Database
Find updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting STS National Database operations.
STS Composite Measure Series – Videos
A number of new quality enhancements will be implemented in late 2021 and early 2022. These include a new composite methodology for coronary artery bypass grafting, a multiprocedure composite for major adult cardiac surgery procedures, and a composite for pulmonary resection.
A series of webinars will help inform the Database community about these composite measures prior to their addition to harvest reports. Learn more.
This standalone webinar details how STS composite and process measures achieve their NQF-endorsed status through a multifaceted, multi-step process.
The execution of the Participation Agreement and the Appendix I: Business Associate Contract & Data Use Agreement acknowledges that Participants, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Duke Clinical Research Institute agree to comply with all statutes and regulations, under federal and state laws, concerning patient privacy and data security, including but not limited to the privacy regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).