Quality Measures and Outcomes
As one of the leading valve programs in the country, MUSC treats many patients with complex valve problems. When evaluating our performance, it is important to consider several types of measures, including the volume of procedures and the success (or outcome) of the procedure. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) provides national benchmarks for many types of valve procedures to help hospitals evaluate their performance. As you review the information below, you'll see that MUSC often exceeds the STS national benchmarks.