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World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Jan 1;3(1):32-47. doi: 10.1177/2150135111426732.

Quality measures for congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery.

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Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida (CHIF), All Children's Hospital, Cardiac Surgical Associates of Florida (CSAoF), University of South Florida College of Medicine, St Petersburg and Tampa, FL, USA.


This article presents 21 "Quality Measures for Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery" that were developed and approved by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and endorsed by the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS). These Quality Measures are organized according to Donabedian's Triad of Structure, Process, and Outcome. It is hoped that these quality measures can aid in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical quality assessment and quality improvement initiatives.


database; outcomes; quality assessment; quality improvement

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