The World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery "A Call to Service for North American Congenital Heart Surgery Programs".
The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery has endorsed the establishment of an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience for those that treat patients with a congenital heart defect. On January 1, 2017, the release of the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery opened a new era in evaluation of treatment with congenital heart defects. The contribution of data from countries with established congenital surgical databases will greatly enhance the efforts to provide the most accurate measure of overall surgical outcomes across the globe.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Data Collection; Databases, Factual; Global Health; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; International Cooperation; North America; Treatment Outcome
Congenital heart disease; Database; North America; Outcomes; Pediatric; Quality improvement
St Louis JD, Timkovich N, Lenderman S, et al. The World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery "A Call to Service for North American Congenital Heart Surgery Programs". Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;31(2):230-233. doi:10.1053/j.semtcvs.2019.01.002