The pediatric cardiac care consortium: The end of an era and beginning of a new mission

James D. St. Louis, Lazaros K. Kochilas

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The Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) was developed to provide individual institutions feedback about outcomes of common surgical and catheter based procedures and allow comparison of these outcomes on an international scale. The PCCC successfully accomplished this mission for over 30 years. The data was accurate, and provided to the individual centers on an annual basis. Recently, the database has elected to stop collecting information from the member institutions. As before, leaders within this organization have had to evolve the mission and find applications for the rich data that currently exists within the database. This chapter describes the history, current status, and future of the PCCC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Outcomes Analysis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781447165873
ISBN (Print)9781447165866
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Congenital heart disease
  • Database
  • Outcomes research
  • Pediatric cardiac care consortium


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