Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol46,No5

JapanSCORE;National Clinical Database(NCD) Current Status of Cardiovascular Surgery in Japan, 2013 and 2014:A Report based on the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database(JCVSD)

1. Mission and History of JCVSD

Shinichi Takamoto*1 Noboru Motomura1 Hiroaki Miyata1
Hiroyuki Tsukihara1

(the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database, the Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery1, Tokyo, Japan)

In the year 2000, the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database(JCVSD)was created with the support of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons(STS). STS database software was translated to Japanese with the same definitions and in 2001, the data entry of adult cardiac surgeries was initiated online using University Hospital Medical Information Network, UMIN. In 2008, entry of the data of congenital heart surgeries was initiated in the congenital section of JCVSD and preoperative expected mortality(JapanSCORE)in adult cardiovascular surgeries was first calculated using the risk model of JCVSD. In 2011, the Japan Surgical Board system merged with JCVSD and all cardiovascular surgical data could be registered in JCVSD from 2012. The reports resulting from the analyses of data from JCVSD(Current Status of Cardiovascular Surgery in Japan, 2013 and 2014:A report based on the JCVSD)will encourage further improvements in the quality of cardiovascular surgeries, patient safety, and medical care for patients in Japan.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 46:187-190(2017)

Keywords:the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database(JCVSD);JapanSCORE;National Clinical Database(NCD)

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