SCTS publishes latest data for adult cardiac surgery audit

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) has today published data for 2012-2015 from the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA).  This shows the survival rates, by hospital and surgeon, for patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery during this time period.  All of the surgeons who took part in the audit have been found to be working within the ‘expected’ range – this means that there are no outliers and cause for concern about their practice. Cardiac surgery is of high quality in the UK but it is an inherently risky procedure so patient deaths do sadly occur.

For the first time, the information shows all of the surgeons’ and hospitals’ performance outcomes data on one graph. This provides a clear overview to patients of how an individual surgeon or hospital is performing compared to others in England, focusing on patients’ in-hospital survival rates … Read more> (03 Oct 2016)


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Cardiac surgery The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977. National trends and hospital cardiac procedure numbers over time can be viewed on our dynamic website:

A PDF version of this book especially designed for patients is available: Read more  More applications and explanations are available on the outcomes page: Read more

Thoracic surgery The SCTS has collected activity and in-hospital mortality data in thoracic surgery for over 30 years. It is one of the largest and longest running datasets in thoracic surgery worldwide. A report on activity and trends can be found in the 2011 Thoracic Blue Book:


More information on thoracic audit is available on the outcomes page: Read more

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