Heart surgeons’ performance to be posted online in transparency drive

Extract from The Guardian 18 March

cardiovThe Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery will post survival rates and other key data on website available to public

Patients undergoing heart surgery will have access to an unprecedented wealth of data about survival rates and the performance of their surgeon and hospital unit from Monday.

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) said it is launching a new website aimed at giving precise information on specific operation outcomes.