General Thoracic Surgery Public Reporting

STS publicly reports STS National Database participant outcomes and star ratings for lobectomy for lung cancer and, as of summer 2019, esophagectomy.

Lung cancer resection outcomes for General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) participants are better than national averages[1]. Thus, for the purposes of general thoracic 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. The NIS is the largest, all-payer inpatient database available in the United States, representing a 20% stratified sample of all hospital discharges from nonfederal facilities[2]. This database is maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It includes approximately 8 million in-patient 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[3]. This dataset is broadly representative of individuals in the US population who were hospitalized in a given year and is the most generalizable data to represent national lung cancer resection outcomes.

STS publicly reports STS National Database participant outcomes and star ratings for lobectomy for lung cancer and, as of summer 2019, esophagectomy.

Lung cancer resection outcomes for General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) participants are better than national averages[1]. Thus, for the purposes of general thoracic 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. The NIS is the largest, all-payer inpatient database available in the United States, representing a 20% stratified sample of all hospital discharges from nonfederal facilities[2]. This database is maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It includes approximately 8 million in-patient 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[3]. This dataset is broadly representative of individuals in the US population who were hospitalized in a given year and is the most generalizable data to represent national lung cancer resection outcomes.

Name
St. Joseph's / Candler Medical Group - Cardiothoracic
Savannah, Georgia
St. Joseph's / Candler Medical Group - Cardiothoracic
Savannah, Georgia
St. Luke's Cardiothoracic & Vascular Associates
Boise, Idaho
St. Luke's Thoracic Surgical Associates
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
St. Vincent Thoracic Surgery
Indianapolis, Indiana
Stanford University Division of Thoracic Surgery
Stanford, California
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Plano, Texas
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas
The University of Vermont Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery
Burlington, Vermont
The Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
UC Davis Health - General Thoracic Surgery
Sacramento, California
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
UF Health Shands
Gainesville, Florida
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts
University Heart Surgeons
Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Alabama Health System
Birmingham, Alabama
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center General Thoracic Surgeons
Houston, Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Dallas, Texas
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Wisconsin Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin
Vassar Brothers Thoracic Surgery
Poughkeepsie, New York