ANZSCTS Cardiac Surgery Database Program: National Report 2012

Lavinia Tran, Dhenisha Dahya, Molla Huq, Baki Billah, Andrew E Newcomb, Gilbert Shardey, Christopher M. Reid, on behalf of the ANZSCTS National Database Program Steering Committee

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Progress towards a National Cardiac Surgery Quality Assurance Program has been constantly developing over the past decade. Commencing in 2001 with the establishment of the Victorian Database Program, the program has continued to mature and develop towards truly National coverage. This is the sixth National Report of the ANZSCTS Database Program. That is, the sixth year when information from meaningful numbers of patients who had cardiac surgery in States other than Victoria contributed to the database. The format of data presentation in the report enables individual units to compare their performance in certain outcomes to that of the other participants. Hospital and surgeon comparative data, where given, is coded. Each Unit will be informed of the codes relevant only to it. Statistical analysis of unit and surgeon performance for coronary artery surgery is given. The data in the Web-based National Unit Report module may be used by each Unit to compare its outcomes- on a broad range of parameters with that of the entire group. Indeed, Units may use the web-based Report to do so for individual surgeons. 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 pages120
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • cardiac surgery
  • thoracic surgery

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