1012 Questionnaires using our Cardiac Surgery Risk Assessment Calculator have now been answered. I thought it would be interesting to analyze some of the results and show what they look like.
Information like this becomes interesting, once many records from the same source are entered. In my own practice, I created a database in 1985 that I used till retirement for the data collection and subsequent analysis of medical information of my own patients and updated in 2015 when I learned a number of patients were still alive 27 years later! The Cardiac Surgery Risk Assessment Calculator, like the STS Risk score, is just another tool that allows individual surgeons to collect and analyze information to do the same.
In its present form, the input is limited to preoperative information. For it to become truly useful, intra & postoperative data are needed. We will be developing additional tools that will make that possible. For now, we will make the raw data available to anyone interested, and look forward to your input.
Let me know what you think,