The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Research

Henning A. Gaissert, Felix G. Fernandez, Mark S. Allen, William R. Burfeind, Mark I. Block, James M. Donahue, John D. Mitchell, Paul Schipper, Mark W. Onaitis, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, David M. Shahian, Benjamin D. Kozower, Fred H. Edwards, Emily A. Conrad, G. Alexander Patterson

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    Abstract

    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database has grown to more than 500,000 case records. Clinical research supported by the database is increasingly used to advance patient outcomes. This research review from the General Thoracic Surgery Database in 2014 and 2015 discusses 6 recent publications and an ongoing study on longitudinal outcomes in lung cancer surgery from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Task Force for Linked Registries and Longitudinal Follow-up. A lack of database variables specific for certain uncommon procedures limits the ability to study these operations; inclusion of clinical descriptors for selected infrequent but clinically important thoracic disorders is suggested.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1444-1451
    Number of pages8
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Volume102
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Gaissert, H. A., Fernandez, F. G., Allen, M. S., Burfeind, W. R., Block, M. I., Donahue, J. M., Mitchell, J. D., Schipper, P., Onaitis, M. W., Kosinski, A. S., Jacobs, J. P., Shahian, D. M., Kozower, B. D., Edwards, F. H., Conrad, E. A., & Patterson, G. A. (2016). The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Research. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 102(5), 1444-1451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.014