The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Research

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  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database has grown to more than 500,000 case records. Clinical research supported by the database is increasingly used to advance patient outcomes. This research review from the General Thoracic Surgery Database in 2014 and 2015 discusses 6 recent publications and an ongoing study on longitudinal outcomes in lung cancer surgery from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Task Force for Linked Registries and Longitudinal Follow-up. A lack of database variables specific for certain uncommon procedures limits the ability to study these operations; inclusion of clinical descriptors for selected infrequent but clinically important thoracic disorders is suggested.
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  • Gaissert HA; Fernandez FG; Allen MS; Burfeind WR; Block MI; Donahue JM; Mitchell JD; Schipper PH; Onaitis MW; Kosinski AS
  • Start Page

  • 1444
  • End Page

  • 1451
  • Volume

  • 102
  • Issue

  • 5