What is operative mortality? Defining death in a surgical registry database: a report of the STS Congenital Database Taskforce and the Joint EACTS-STS Congenital Database Committee.

@article{Jacobs2006WhatIO,
  title={What is operative mortality? Defining death in a surgical registry database: a report of the STS Congenital Database Taskforce and the Joint EACTS-STS Congenital Database Committee.},
  author={Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs and Constantine Mavroudis and Marshall Lewis Jacobs and Bohdan J Maruszewski and Christo Ivanov Tchervenkov and François G. Lacour-Gayet and David Robinson Clarke and Thomas Yeh and Henry Lane Walters and Hiromi Kurosawa and Giovanni Stellin and Tjark W Ebels and Martin J. Elliott},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={1937-41}
}
The most concrete and universal outcome measure used in databases, whether governmental, professional society, research, or third-party payer, is operative mortality. To assure congruous data entry by multiple users of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery congenital heart surgery databases, operative mortality must be clearly defined. Traditionally, operative mortality has been defined as any death, regardless of cause, occurring (1) within 30… CONTINUE READING
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