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Length of Stay

The Cardiac Center at CHOP continues to work toward reducing the number of patient days spent in the Hospital following cardiac surgery. Reduced length of stay leads to better long-term outcomes, lower costs and increased patient-family satisfaction.

This report of data considers post-operative length of stay as it pertains to select pediatric and congenital heart surgeries. Furthermore, it provides a comparative report of length of stay as related to benchmark procedures, as defined by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database contains data from over 100 congenital heart surgery centers in North America. The STS database provides us with a benchmark data value that we can compare ourselves against. The benchmark data, as a statistical median from across all heart surgery centers and across four years of collective data, allows us a precise standard and measure.

The following data represents the average (median) length of stay after cardiac surgery at CHOP as compared to the STS median. The median is the numerical value separating the higher half of data from the lower half. The length of stay is measured in days.

Atrial Septal Defect, Secundum

For repair of atrial septal defect

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 3,352

 
 
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Atrial Septal Defect, Sinus Venosus

For repair of atrial septal defect

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 794

 
 
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AV Canal, Complete

For repair of atrioventricular canal defects

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 2,679

 
 
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AV Canal, Partial

For repair of atrioventricular canal defects

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 816

 
 
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Coarctation of the Aorta, (isolated) repair

For repair of coarctation of the aorta

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 4038

 
 
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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Norwood

For repair of hypoplastic left heart syndrome

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 2,167

 
 
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Transposition of the Great Arteries
IVS + Switch

For repair of transposition of the great arteries

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 1,581

 
 
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Transposition of the Great Arteries
Switch + VSD Repair

For repair of transposition of the great arteries

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 588

 
 
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Ventricular Septal Defect, Cono-Ventricular

For repair of ventricular septal defect

2008 - 2011 Total Procedures –
STS Database: 5,549

 
 
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