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 the UK, focusing on patients’ in-hospital survival rates … Read more>