The following is an update on the activities of the Anesthesia Quality Institute, which has become one of the most important data repositories not just in anesthesiology, but in all of medicine. We’ve recently welcomed DeLaine Schmitz as the new ASA executive, and ASA looks forward to continuing a close and mutually beneficial relationship with the AQI in the coming years.

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) celebrates its sixth year as an organization this year. During these six years, the AQI has grown rapidly as it has innovated new approaches for becoming the primary repository of anesthesia clinical information in the world. In August, AQI surpassed 30 million reported cases and nearly 6 billion data points in its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) Participant User File (PUF) – the NACOR research dataset. AQI has nearly 600 practices signed up into NACOR and close to 5,000 facilities. Approximately 23,000 physician...

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