Call for Composite Ratings
The Quality Committee has requested that Michigan STS Composite Ratings be once again be posted on the MSTCVS website.
If could please fax or email Barbara Benedetti your latest STS Composite Ratings for Isolated CAB, AVR and CAB+AVR found on pages 1, 4 and 6 of your DCRI data reported that you should have received the end of May. We will compile the table and send it back for approval and expect to have the composite page back up on our website by mid-June.
The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS) Quality Collaborative represents Cardiothoracic surgeons at all hospitals performing adult cardiac surgery in Michigan. Our mission is to promote and share optimal processes of care and cardiac surgery outcomes and implement quality improvement initiatives based on regional and national data as well as clinical research and evidence based cardiac surgery practice and guidelines.
As a part of this mission, we are active participants in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and support their efforts regarding transparency. With that background, we are providing these Composite Metric data to you.
To learn more about composite metrics and the role of public reporting of cardiac surgery outcomes please go tohttp://www.sts.org/quality-research-patient-safety/sts-public-reporting-online
Overall CABG Score definition: The STS CABG composite score is calculated using a combination of 11 measures of quality divided into four broad categories or domains.
Overall AVR Score definition: Surgical performance is measured based on a combination of the NQF-endorsed isolated AVR mortality measure and the same morbidity outcomes that make up the NQF-endorsed CABG morbidity measures. Please note that there are currently no NQF-endorsed AVR morbidity measures.
Overall CABG/AVR Score definition: Surgical performance is measured based on a combination of the NQF
endorsed isolated AVR mortality measure and the same morbidity outcomes that make up the NQF endorsed CABG morbidity measures.
Hospital Reported STS Composite Star Ratings
Utilizing the STS composite approach, the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative has combined all our sites’ data as if it were one institution. This approach allows our quality collaborative to see opportunities for improvement. Michigan has achieved the highest rating, 3 stars, since 2009.
STS Isolated CABG Composite Quality Rating – Michigan Adult Cardiac Surgery Programs
Overall, Michigan’s performance is significantly higher than the STS mean based on 99% Bayesian probability.
The MSTCVS Quality Collaborative and adult cardiac surgery programs in Michigan are committed to transparency and reporting of health care quality and outcomes. Be sure to check out Michigan ratings on our Hospital Reported STS Ratings and the STS Composite Star Ratings.