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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database at 30: Honoring Our Heritage, Celebrating the Present, Evolving for the Future.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Apr;107(4):1259-1266

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.02.002DOI Listing
April 2019

TAVR 2.0: Professional Societies Collaborating to Measure, Assure, and Improve Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Feb 1;107(2):329-330. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Health, Plano, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.004DOI Listing
February 2019

Development of a Congenital Heart Surgery Composite Quality Metric: Part 1-Conceptual Framework.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Feb 15;107(2):583-589. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.037DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441562PMC
February 2019

Development of a Congenital Heart Surgery Composite Quality Metric: Part 2-Analytic Methods.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Feb 15;107(2):590-596. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.036DOI Listing
February 2019

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2019 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Jan 10;107(1):24-32. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.004DOI Listing
January 2019

Challenges of Measuring and Assuring Quality for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2019 Jan;73(3):336-339

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Health, Plano, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.09.092DOI Listing
January 2019

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2018 Annual Report.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Dec 13;106(6):1603-1611. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.001DOI Listing
December 2018

Mandatory public reporting of cardiac surgery outcomes: The 2003 to 2014 Massachusetts experience.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 31. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.072DOI Listing
December 2018

The Impact of Mitral Disease Etiology on Operative Mortality After Mitral Valve Operations.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Nov 16;106(5):1406-1413. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.053DOI Listing
November 2018

The Association Between Novel Biomarkers and 1-Year Readmission or Mortality After Cardiac Surgery.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Oct 1;106(4):1122-1128. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Department of Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Department of Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.084DOI Listing
October 2018

Individual Surgeon Performance in Adult Cardiac Surgery.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Oct 29;106(4):943-944. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.003DOI Listing
October 2018

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2018 Update on Research: Outcomes Analysis, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Jul;106(1):8-13

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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July 2018

Associations Between Surgical Ablation and Operative Mortality After Mitral Valve Procedures.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 06 31;105(6):1790-1796. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.12.035DOI Listing
June 2018

Safety Culture and Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Study of Medicare Beneficiaries at 171 Hospitals.

Health Serv Res 2018 04 9;53(2):608-631. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.12725DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5867101PMC
April 2018

Determinants of Variation in Pneumonia Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Feb 23;105(2):513-520. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783740PMC
February 2018

Invited Commentary.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 02;105(2):612-614

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.057DOI Listing
February 2018

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Jan;105(1):15-23

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.10.035DOI Listing
January 2018

Hassan Najafi, May 22, 1930-May 20, 2017.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Jan;105(1):339-342

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.07.008DOI Listing
January 2018

Risk Aversion and Public Reporting. Part 2: Mitigation Strategies.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Dec 1;104(6):2102-2110. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Cardiac Surgery Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.076DOI Listing
December 2017

Risk Aversion and Public Reporting. Part 1: Observations From Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Dec 1;104(6):2093-2101. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Cardiac Surgery Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.077DOI Listing
December 2017

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Research.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Nov;104(5):1450-1455

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.060DOI Listing
November 2017

The Quality Measurement Crisis: An Urgent Need for Methodological Standards and Transparency.

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2016 ;42(10):435-438

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.

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October 2017

Large-scale implementation of the I-PASS handover system at an academic medical centre.

BMJ Qual Saf 2017 Sep 9;26(9):760-770. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

Center for Quality and Safety and Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006195DOI Listing
September 2017

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Research.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Jul 1;104(1):22-28. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida, and Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.013DOI Listing
July 2017

Beyond public reporting.

Authors:
David M Shahian

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Jun 7;153(6):1627-1629. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.036DOI Listing
June 2017

International Participation in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: From Institutional to National.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Jun;103(6):1683-1686

Department of Surgery, Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.010DOI Listing
June 2017

The denominator problem: national hospital quality measures for acute myocardial infarction.

BMJ Qual Saf 2017 03 3;26(3):189-199. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004888DOI Listing
March 2017

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Mar;103(3):699-709

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.004DOI Listing
March 2017

Performing Concomitant Tricuspid Valve Repair at the Time of Mitral Valve Operations Is Not Associated With Increased Operative Mortality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Feb 25;103(2):587-593. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.004DOI Listing
February 2017

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Jan 22;103(1):18-24. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.11.001DOI Listing
January 2017

Congenital Heart Surgery Case Mix Across North American Centers and Impact on Performance Assessment.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Nov 22;102(5):1580-1587. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5077629PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.034DOI Listing
November 2016

Envisioning Excellence.

Authors:
David M Shahian

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Nov;102(5):1428-1431

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality & Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.039DOI Listing
November 2016

Mortality Trends in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Oct 31;102(4):1345-52. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.071DOI Listing
October 2016

Invited Commentary.

Authors:
David M Shahian

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Oct;102(4):1312

Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA02114. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.069DOI Listing
October 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: The Driving Force for Improvement in Cardiac Surgery.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 28;27(2):144-51. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado; Department of Surgery, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.07.007DOI Listing
September 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Research.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Sep 1;102(3):688-695. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.07.015DOI Listing
September 2016

Variation in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rates Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States: A Report From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2016 09 13;9(5):560-5. Epub 2016 Sep 13.

From the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (S.M.O., J.M.B., D.D., E.D.P.); Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO (D.J.C.); Denver VA Medical Center, CO (J.S.R.); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (D.M.S.); Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (D.R.H.); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD (R.B.H.); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (V.H.T.); and University of Florida, Jacksonville (F.H.E.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.116.002756DOI Listing
September 2016

Rating the Raters: The Inconsistent Quality of Health Care Performance Measurement.

Ann Surg 2016 07;264(1):36-8

*Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA†Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA‡Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA§Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA¶Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA||RAND Corporation, Boston, MA**Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA††Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD‡‡Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001631DOI Listing
July 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Research.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Jul 2;102(1):7-13. Epub 2016 Jun 2.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.05.009DOI Listing
July 2016

Gait Speed and Operative Mortality in Older Adults Following Cardiac Surgery.

JAMA Cardiol 2016 06;1(3):314-21

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina3Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2016.0316DOI Listing
June 2016

Invited Commentary.

Authors:
David M Shahian

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Apr;101(4):1521

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Bulfinch 2, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA02114. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.09.067DOI Listing
April 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database: "What's Past Is Prologue".

Authors:
David M Shahian

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Mar;101(3):841-5

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.058DOI Listing
March 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Mar;101(3):850-62

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida.

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March 2016

Association of Hospital and Physician Characteristics and Care Processes With Racial Disparities in Procedural Outcomes Among Contemporary Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.

Circulation 2016 Jan 24;133(2):124-30. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

From Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (R.H.M., S.S., S.M.O'B., E.D.P.); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (D.M.S.); The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL (F.H.E.); and John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (J.P.J.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.015957DOI Listing
January 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Jan 24;101(1):24-32. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.11.032DOI Listing
January 2016

50th Anniversary Landmark Commentary on Edwards FH, Clark RE, Schwartz M. Coronary artery bypass grafting: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database experience. Ann Thorac Surg 1994;57:12-9.

Authors:
David M Shahian

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Dec;100(6):1990-1

Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Bulfinch 2, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA02114. Electronic address:

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December 2015

Risk Prediction in Aortic Valve Replacement: Incremental Value of the Preoperative Echocardiogram.

J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Oct 26;4(10):e002129. Epub 2015 Oct 26.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (T.C.T., A.W.F., P.M., M.C.N., L.M.R., D.M.S., M.H.P., J.A.) Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (A.C.T., L.G.R., J.A.) Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (J.A.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4845123PMC
October 2015

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk Model: Part 1-Statistical Methodology.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Sep 3;100(3):1054-62. Epub 2015 Aug 3.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, Florida.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4728716PMC
September 2015

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk Model: Part 2-Clinical Application.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Sep 3;100(3):1063-8; discussion 1068-70. Epub 2015 Aug 3.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.07.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4726455PMC
September 2015

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons voluntary public reporting initiative: the first 4 years.

Ann Surg 2015 Sep;262(3):526-35; discussion 533-5

*Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA †Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO ‡Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI §Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL ¶Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX ∥Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC **Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, Portland, OR ††Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN ‡‡Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA §§HCA North Texas Division, Dallas, TX ¶¶Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL ∥∥Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001422DOI Listing
September 2015

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Version 2.73: More Is Better.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Aug 4;100(2):516-21. Epub 2015 Jun 4.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.085DOI Listing
August 2015

The impact of high-risk cases on hospitals' risk-adjusted coronary artery bypass grafting mortality rankings.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Mar 9;99(3):856-62. Epub 2015 Jan 9.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.048DOI Listing
March 2015

What is a performance outlier?

BMJ Qual Saf 2015 Feb;24(2):95-9

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2015-003934DOI Listing
February 2015

Biomarkers and risk models in cardiac surgery.

Circulation 2014 Sep 6;130(12):932-5. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

From Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston (D.M.S.); University of Colorado School of Medicine-Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora (F.L.G.); and Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO (F.L.G.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011983DOI Listing
September 2014

Preoperative β-blockade in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

Authors:
David M Shahian

JAMA Intern Med 2014 Aug;174(8):1328-9

Center for Quality and Safety and Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.155DOI Listing
August 2014

Development of a clinical registry-based 30-day readmission measure for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

Circulation 2014 Jul 10;130(5):399-409. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

From the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (D.M.S.); Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC (X.H., S.M.O., E.P.); University of Colorado School of Medicine-Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, and Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO (F.L.G.); All Children's Hospital, John Hopkins University, Saint Petersburg, FL (J.P.J.); University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL (F.H.E.); Children's Hospital of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL (K.F.W.); Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (L.G.S., E.D.); Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL (C.M.S.); and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD (L.H.).

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July 2014