An adaptation of the Hungarian model: the Brazilian model
The Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery (BSTS) has the mission of improving patient care quality and thoracic surgery education. In order to achieve those goals, an overview of thoracic surgery activity in Brazil was necessary. BSTS had a clear need to start a national database. In 2015, BSTS joined European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Database platform. This partnership was a great choice not only for having a consolidated database, but also for allowing the development of shared educational and scientific projects. The strategy for BSTS database project was selecting committed group of surgeons, establishing implementation phases and setting milestones.