STS Composite Measure Series

A number of new quality enhancements will be implemented in late 2021 and early 2022. 

The STS Quality Measurement Taskforce develops the composite performance measures, which are reflected in Database participant harvest report, and are published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

This standalone webinar details how STS composite and process measures achieve their NQF-endorsed status through a multifaceted, multi-step process.


Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

STS Composite Measure Series: 3-Year CABG Composite for Adult Cardiac Surgery

This video details a new methodology for estimating composite performance scores and star ratings for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. The update, which uses 3-year analytic data windows, will be implemented in late 2021 and early 2022 in the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Presenter: David M. Shahian, MD, Chair, STS Workforce on Quality (Read more in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.)


STS Composite Measure Series: Multi-Procedure, Participant-Level Composite for Adult Cardiac Surgery

This video details a new multiprocedural composite performance measure for ACSD participants. This highly reliable measure aggregates data from up to eight surgical procedures in 1- and 3-year time periods and may be used in conjunction with existing single procedure composite measures. It provides a comprehensive assessment of adult cardiac surgery practices. Presenter: David M. Shahian, MD, Chair, STS Workforce on Quality (Read more in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.)


General Thoracic Surgery Database

STS Composite Measure Series: Pulmonary Resection for General Thoracic Surgery

A new quality composite measure has been developed to include all pulmonary resections performed for lung cancer and to serve as a broad measure of participant performance in lung cancer surgery. The measure will be implemented in 2022 in the General Thoracic Surgery Database. Presenter: Stephen R. Broderick, MD, MPHS, director of quality and patient safety, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (Read more in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.)