General Thoracic Surgery Public Reporting

The STS General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) contains information on surgical procedures submitted by participants—most often a hospital cardiothoracic surgery department or cardiothoracic surgery group at one or more hospitals; in some instances, a participant may be an individual surgeon.

STS publicly reports participant results for lobectomy for lung cancer and esophagectomy. STS Public Reporting is limited to participants in the US and Canada.

Lobectomy for lung cancer outcomes for GTSD participants are better than national averages. Thus, for the purposes of public reporting, STS believes it is appropriate to present a comparison of GTSD and national outcomes to demonstrate the high performance of GTSD participants.  

STS selected the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) as a comparator database to best represent national outcomes. Maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the NIS is the largest all-payer inpatient database available in the United States and represents a 20% stratified sample of all hospital discharges from nonfederal facilities. The NIS database includes approximately 8 million inpatient hospital discharge abstracts collected annually for patients of all ages and all sources of insurance. Each discharge record includes a weight that represents the relative proportion of the total US hospital patient population accounted for by that record. This dataset is broadly representative of individuals in the US population who were hospitalized during a given year and is the most generalizable data to represent national lung cancer resection outcomes. 

NOTE: Results are based on a participant’s unique group of patients (known as case mix) and the number of surgical procedures in each category. Results and star ratings published are specific to the participant listed and are not intended for direct comparison to other participants.

STS Public Reporting is voluntary, meaning that all participants listed on this website have allowed STS to publish their ratings. You can search for results by surgical procedure, group name, and/or location.

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Name: Penn State M. S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Penn State M. S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Name: Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
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Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
Name: PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Name: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital
Spokane, Washington
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital
Spokane, Washington
Name: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Name: Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
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Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Name: Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Charlotte, North Carolina
Name: Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital, Sentara Surgery Specialists
Norfolk, Virginia
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Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital, Sentara Surgery Specialists
Norfolk, Virginia
Name: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Mid-Atlantic Cardiovascular Surgeons
Norfolk, Virginia
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Mid-Atlantic Cardiovascular Surgeons
Norfolk, Virginia
Name: South Shore University Hospital - Thoracic Surgery
Bay Shore, New York
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South Shore University Hospital - Thoracic Surgery
Bay Shore, New York
Name: Southwestern Surgery Associates
Tucson, Arizona
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Southwestern Surgery Associates
Tucson, Arizona
Name: Spectrum Health Frederick Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Spectrum Health Frederick Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Name: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Name: St. Joseph's / Candler Medical Group - Cardiothoracic
Savannah, Georgia
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St. Joseph's / Candler Medical Group - Cardiothoracic
Savannah, Georgia
St. Joseph's / Candler Medical Group - Cardiothoracic
Savannah, Georgia
Name: St. Luke's Cardiothoracic & Vascular Associates
Boise, Idaho
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St. Luke's Cardiothoracic & Vascular Associates
Boise, Idaho
Name: St. Luke's Thoracic Surgical Associates
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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St. Luke's Thoracic Surgical Associates
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Name: Stanford Healthcare, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Stanford, California
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Stanford Healthcare, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Stanford, California
Name: Staten Island University Hospital - Thoracic Surgeons
Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island University Hospital - Thoracic Surgeons
Staten Island, New York
Name: The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Plano, Texas
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The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Plano, Texas
Name: The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas
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The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas
Name: The Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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The Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Name: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Name: Tidal Health Peninsula Regional Thoracic Surgery
Salisbury, Maryland
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Tidal Health Peninsula Regional Thoracic Surgery
Salisbury, Maryland