Article Abstract

A perspective on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Composite Score for evaluating esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

Authors: Shuyin Liang, James D. Luketich, Inderpal S. Sarkaria


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS GTSD) Task Force has proposed a composite performance measure to evaluate quality of care delivered to patients undergoing esophagectomy for esophageal cancer (1). The Task Force summarized clinical data from GTSD version 2.2 between January 01, 2012 to December 31, 2014 for the participating programs, and compared them to the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).