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Anesthesia Quality Institute

AQI was established by the American Society of Anesthesiologists in October 2008 to facilitate practice-based quality management through education and quality data feedback.

As the largest 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 feedback, AQI will help to improve the quality care of patients, lower anesthesia mortality and lower anesthesia incidents."

Through education and quality data feedback AQI improves the care of patients, speeds the response to critical incidents and reduces anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality.

AQI maintains 9 registries including NACOR.

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

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.