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 PUF provides 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. The PUF is free for anesthesia professionals of NACOR participating practices.

NACOR's data are positioned to examine critical questions pertaining to anesthesia care. NACOR is a repository of clinical data for anesthesia researchers.

PUF version 2018 Data Dictionary (PDF)

PUF version 2018 Data Dictionary (xlsx)

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