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INTRODUCTION

WCHQ and its member organizations have partnered with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) to publicly report three measures for Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). STS rates surgical groups using standardized measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization that has established national health care standards for performance improvement.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the organizations that voluntarily agreed to have their CABG data reported publicly in response to the increased interest in sharing information on the quality of performance for specialty care. The measurement period for the data is the calendar year. The data is presented as a ratio of observed over expected results. In viewing the data, please note the results to the left of the vertical line are better than expected while the results to the right of the vertical line are worse than expected. WCHQ will update the data annually.

MEASURES CLINICAL TOPIC MEASURE TYPE IOM IMPROVEMENT AIM Rollover for more information
HOSPITAL
CABG Deep Sternal Wound Infection A deep sternal wound infection involves muscle, bone, and/or mediastinum. A patient must have all of the following conditions: A wound that is opened with excision of tissue, A positive culture, Treatment with antibiotics This is a measure developed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.Cardiac Surgery HospitalEffectiveness
CABG Operative Mortality Operative mortality includes both: All deaths occurring during the hospitalization in which the operation was performed, even if after 30 days and Deaths occurring after discharge from the hospital, but within 30 days of the procedure. This is a measure developed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.Cardiac Surgery HospitalEffectiveness
CABG Post-Operative Permanent Stroke A post-operative permanent stroke is a central neurologic deficit that persists for more than 24 hours. This is a measure developed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.Cardiac Surgery HospitalEffectiveness