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.