Participant User File (PUF)

Advancing anesthesia care through research

The Participant User File (PUF) is a data file containing cases submitted to the AQI NACOR registry. The PUF contains patient level and aggregate data, but does not identify hospitals, healthcare providers, or patients. The intended purpose is to provide researchers at participating sites with a data resource they can use to investigate and advance the quality of care delivered to anesthesia patients through the analysis of cases captured by AQI’s NACOR registry. The PUF is provided at no additional cost to anesthesia professionals of NACOR participating practices.

AQI data are positioned to examine critical questions pertaining to anesthesia care. NACOR is a repository of clinical data invaluable to those wishing to conduct anesthesia research. AQI’s datasets hold answers to complex questions by collecting relevant clinical information, such as patient risk factors and outcomes; procedures and treatment trends; facility and provider characteristics.

PUF version 2017 Q1 Data Dictionary

User guide coming soon!

Request access to the PUF

NOTE: The PUF is available in multiple download formats. The PUF is a delimited data file which is too large to import into Microsoft Excel as doing so will truncate the data. The use of a statistical package is necessary.