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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 61, Issue 10, pp 578–607 | Cite as

Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in Japan during 2011

Annual report by The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Jun AmanoEmail author
  • Hiroyuki Kuwano
  • Hiroyasu Yokomise
ANNUAL REPORT
The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery has conducted annual surveys of thoracic surgery throughout Japan since 1986 to determine the statistics regarding the number of procedures according to the operative category. Here, we have summarized the results from our annual survey of thoracic surgery performed during 2011.

Table 1 Questionnaires sent out and received back by the end of December 2010

 

Sent out

Returned

Response rate (%)

(A) Cardiovascular surgery

591

570

96.4

(B) General thoracic surgery

790

755

95.6

(C) Esophageal surgery

571

533

93.3

Notes

Acknowledgments

On behalf of The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, the authors thank the Heads of the Affiliate and Satellite Institutes of Thoracic Surgery for their cooperation, and the Councilors of the Japan Esophageal Society.

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineNaganoJapan
  2. 2.Course of Medical Sciences, Subdivision of Oncology, Division of Biosystem Medicine, Department of General Surgical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of MedicineGunmaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Thoracic SurgeryKagawa UniversityKagawaJapan

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