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Introduction to the STS National Database Series: outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety.

Fernandez FG, Shahian DM, Kormos R, et al. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2019 Annual Report. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108(6):1625-1632. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.034.

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November 18, 2015
Fernandez FG, Shahian DM, Kormos R, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:1625-1632.

Enabling clinicians and management to access data can help them uncover weaknesses in practice, determine performance measures, and drive improvements. This commentary introduces a series of upcoming articles that will explore information derived from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database to aid in understanding patient safety hazards in cardiothoracic surgery.

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Fernandez FG, Shahian DM, Kormos R, et al. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2019 Annual Report. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108(6):1625-1632. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.034.