The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Lung Cancer Resection Risk Model: Higher Quality Data and Superior Outcomes

We examined variation in hospital performance for the composite outcome of mortality or major morbidity

Felix G. Fernandez

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons creates risk-adjustment models for common cardiothoracic operations for quality improvement purposes
  • Operative mortality and complication rates are low for lung cancer resection among surgeons participating in the General Thoracic Surgery Database
  • The GTSD risk models continue to evolve as more centers report and data are audited for quality assurance. Ó 2016 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has utilized its clinical registry, the STS National Database, to create risk-adjustment models to predict outcomes for common cardiothoracic operations based on patient characteristics
  • With regular feedback of results to participating sites, outcomes for major cardiothoracic procedures have continued to improve over time
  • In part owing to these risk-adjustment models, the STS National Database is
  • In part owing to these risk-adjustment models, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database is

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