Glenn Procedure Outcomes

We track outcomes from common procedures as “Quality Indicators” for congenital heart surgery. The following data shows CHOP's outcomes for the Glenn procedure, the second procedure in a series of surgeries for single ventricle heart defects.

The cardiac surgery indicators are included in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database and in the National Quality Forum (NQF) standards for pediatric heart surgery. The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database contains data from over 100 congenital heart surgery centers in North America. The NQF is a nonprofit organization that sets or endorses standards to measure quality in healthcare.

Glenn Procedure

The second in a series of surgeries for single ventricle heart defects.

2013 - 2016 total procedures: 174

 
Total
 
Died

CHOP mortality rate: 1.1%
STS mortality rate: 2.1%

 

 
Procedures
 

Risk Adjustment: How Outcomes are Measured

It is misleading to simply compare the risk of dying after surgery between hospitals. There are significant differences in the types surgeries at different hospitals based on factors such as a patient's age and complexity of heart defect. Measuring outcomes without accounting for these factors is a method called risk adjustment. However, there is no standard way to adjust for these differences. The results presented here for the Benchmark Procedures are not risk-adjusted. Read our full statement on risk adjustment for more information.

 


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