Quality Measurement Tools

NACOR Data Element Conceptual Definitions

NACOR Minimum Data Set Conceptual Definitions

NACOR Administrative Data Conceptual Set Definitions

NACOR Outcomes Data Set Conceptual Definitions

Reporting Outcomes/Adverse Events (excluding CMS measure data)
  • If a practice is reporting outcomes to NACOR, a blank outcome field is represented in the database as "no adverse event." Ideally, the most accurate capture is to record 'yes' or 'no' to an adverse event for every case. We recognize that many practices are capturing outcomes on paper or some other manual system where clicking a box 'yes' or 'no' for every case may be resource intense and interrupt workflow.

  • Outcomes definitions have been standardized and are posted on our website. For 2017, all vendors and groups should report based on the definitions provided.

  • Outcomes reported separately from NACOR's minimum dataset cannot be loaded until the coinciding case is in NACOR. Files are joined by the unique anesthesia case ID provided in both files.


Templates for Capturing Outcomes Data
Anesthesia Quality Indicators Capture Sheet (Intraoperative)
This template is intended to assist with the capture of intraoperative events. Please update to suit your local conditions.

Anesthesia Quality Indicators Capture Sheet (PACU Discharge)
This template is intended to assist with the capture of PACU discharge events. Please update to suit your local conditions.

Anesthesia Quality Indicators Capture Sheet (Patient Follow-up After PACU Discharge)
This template is intended to assist with the capture of patient follow-up. Please update to suit your local conditions.

Anesthesia Pediatric Outcome Template (DOC)

Patient Satisfaction Capture Sheet (Post-recovery)
This template is intended to help practices assess patient satisfaction (after they leave recovery). Please update to suit your local conditions.