ANZSCTS Cardiac Surgery Database Program: Annual Report 2015

Nupur Nag, Noah Solman, Lavinia Tran, Baki Billah, Gilbert Shardey, Christopher M. Reid, on behalf of the ANZSCTS National Database Program Steering Committee

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This is the ninth National Report of the ANZSCTS Database Program which for over a decade has provided meaningful information on cardiac surgical activity and performance in Victoria, and for the past 9 years from large numbers of patients who had cardiac surgery across Australia. The report comprises unit and surgeon comparisons of key performance indications, in de-identifiable format. Overall, all units and surgeons are within National averages for key performance indicators, maintained over the past decade; indicating a high level of service and care in Australian cardiac surgery. To date, the Program participants include 23 of 24 public hospitals and 8 of 33 private hospitals. We encourage all hospitals to consider joining this quality assurance program to ensure a standardised level of care and optimal outcomes for all patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The Society will continue in its mission to ensure that high quality and safety standards are maintained in all units undertaking cardiac surgical procedures in Australia. Gil Shardey, Chairman, Steering Committee
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdgecliff NSW 2027
PublisherThe Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS)
Commissioning bodyAustralian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons ANZSCTS
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • cardiac surgery
  • thoracic surgery

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