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As the largest anesthesia registry in the country, AQI's vision is "

As the largest anesthesia registry in the country, AQI's vision is "to be the primary source of information for quality improvement in the clinical practice of anesthesiology.  Through education and quality data feedback AQI will improve the care of patients, speed the response to critical incidents and reduce anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality."

AQI maintains 7 registries including NACOR.  More registries are in the works including the Maternal Quality Improvement Project and the Global Outcomes Registry.

AQI's mission is to "maintain these ongoing registries with case data as the primary resource for anesthesiologists looking to assess and improve patient care. These registries will be organized so that anesthesiology practice groups can easily submit case information and so that individual anesthesiologists, practice groups, researchers, and professional societies will find the data useful to improve the quality of care."

AQI was established by the American Society of Anesthesiologists in October 2008.  The AQI represents the next step in the specialty’s quality improvement mission. Although operating as a separate 501(c)(3) entity, AQI’s work complements and enhances the efforts of ASA and other organizations such as the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project and the Surgical Quality Alliance.

Today the AQI carries out this pursuit, helping hospitals and practices answer important questions about the care they deliver by gathering, analyzing, and providing the data that providers need.

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The AQI supports the following registries:

AQI is listed as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and is a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG).

Looking to talk about AQI? Download our informational powerpoint about NACOR here. (April 2014)