Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, National Cardiac Surgery Database Program


As a highly technical and specialised area of medicine, cardiothoracic surgery is constantly advancing in techniques and knowledge base. Integral to this advancement is the requirement to ensure the attainment and maintenance of best practice at an individual and national level.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) views routine systematic collection of data related to each surgical procedure and the monitoring of that data as the cornerstone of best practice. Surgical performance data is communicated to the Australian Cardiac Surgery Community in the hope that knowledge of performance will lead to improved outcomes. The ANZSCTS Database Steering Committee welcomes feedback from participating sites about how to improve program initiatives.

There are currently 23 public, and eight private, hospitals contributing to in the national program.

Registry Location Australia and New Zealand
Registry Participation Voluntary
Registry Contact

The ANZSCTS Database Management Team

T: 03 9903 0518


Adding New Patients to Registry

How To Join The Database Program

The ANZSCTS Database Program is an important tool to monitor, benchmark, and report on the quality of treatment and care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery, across Australia and New Zealand. To participate please contact the ANZSCTS Database Program Team.

Please click here for more information about the operational process and benefits of participating in the database. An information brochure may also be downloaded.

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