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Australian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ASCTS)
The Australian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ASCTS) National Cardiac Database Program is the only registry in Australia which records details of all adult cardiac surgical procedures performed in participating units. The program publishes annual reports describing the activities and outcomes of participating units in a comparative, de-identified format. Currently, seventeen of twenty-four Public Hospital Units are members of the program and four private hospital services are also members.
Since 2001 over 20,000 cases have been registered. In 2008, a uniquely Australian algorithm describing risk for coronary surgery has been developed and algorithms for other cardiac procedures are being developed. Papers have been presented on the short and longer term outcomes of defined demographic groups (the aged, the overweight), blood utilisation, infection rates and comparison with other interventions.
Download the ASCTS Data Definitions Manual (815kb)
Public Report, Victoria 2007-2008