Quality and AQI
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
— John F. Kennedy
Quality Management in Your Practice
The goal of Quality Management (QM) is to improve efficiency and outcomes. For those just starting out, here is a simple 8-step plan:
For a more detailed description of the steps, click here.
AQI Recommended Indicators
For more information on what to report, click here.
Quality in your Practice Video
The following video is presented by Dr. Curry of Spectrum Medical Group. This the best description we have found of how to make good, ethical, profitable use of QM data in an anesthesia practice.
For full disclosure - The video describes the use of a commercial product.
Craig Curry, MD - AQI Quality Presentation - Using a Database in Private Practice from spectrummedgrp on Vimeo.
Sub-Specialty Specific Anesthesia Quality Registries
The SAMBA Clinical Outcomes Registry is a web-based database designed to assist ambulatory anesthesiologists track their own outcomes, compare with national benchmarks, and meet regulatory requirements.