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 700,000 general thoracic surgery procedure records and currently has more than 1,000 participating surgeons.

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. (These require a login to the STS web portal. If you need assistance with your login credentials, contact STS Member services.) 

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.