2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Open surgery/ Diagnostic procedure Total 3,453 3136 2895
Deaths 28 18 25
% 0.81 0.57 0.86
VATS Total 218 244 269
Deaths 4 2 1
% 1.83 0.82 0.37
Table 1: Mortality trends in surgery for mediastinal procedure in UK. *Data from Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS) (2002–2005). Thoracic surgical register. Available at: www.scts.org. Accessed 12/11/2014.