Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit

The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977. Surgeons are rightly proud of what has been achieved through this approach. The comprehensive collection and feedback of clinical outcomes to members and the public has demonstrated a 25% reduction in mortality for adult cardiac surgery since 2003.
There is also international benchmarking of our results showing a 25% better risk adjusted mortality for cardiac surgery than the European average. The SCTS is recognised widely as having been at

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Outcomes

The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977. Read more

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 moreRead more

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