The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2008 cardiac surgery risk models: part 1--coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

@article{Shahian2009TheSO,
  title={The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2008 cardiac surgery risk models: part 1--coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.},
  author={David M Shahian and S. M. O'Brien and Giovanni Filardo and Victor A. Ferraris and Constance Kay Haan and Jeffrey B. Rich and Sharon-Lise T. Normand and Elizabeth R. DeLong and Cynthia M. Shewan and Rachel S. Dokholyan and Eric D. Peterson and Fred H. Edwards and Richard P Anderson},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 1 Suppl},
  pages={S2-22}
}
BACKGROUND The first version of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (STS NCD) was developed nearly 2 decades ago. Since its inception, the number of participants has grown dramatically, patient acuity has increased, and overall outcomes have consistently improved. To adjust for these and other changes, all STS risk models have undergone periodic revisions. This report provides a detailed description of the 2008 STS risk model for coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING
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