Quality Measurement Tools
Outcomes of Anesthesia: Core Measures
The following Core Measures are the consensus recommendations of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) and the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG). They were developed in a multi-step review process which included more than 50 anesthesiologists, anesthesia practice managers, and information technology vendors. This group met by email and webinar over a period of several weeks, with each participant contributing examples of outcome metrics and definitions from their own experience. Preliminary nominations were synthesized into draft recommendations, and then debated in person at the inaugural Standard Definitions in Anesthesia Conference (DefCon 1), hosted by the AQI and MPOG in Chicago on April 12. A final draft was circulated for discussion in the following weeks, leading to posting of this consensus document on the AQI website on May 11, 2013.
Anesthesia Outcomes of Interest
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.
Anesthesia Quality Indicators — Definitions
This spreadsheet defines the indicators on the template. Definitions can be changed to reflect local conditions.
ASA's Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement (CPOM) Perioperative Events
This document forms the basis for the quality capture indicators recommended by ASA CPOM.
Quality Management Metrics for Procedural Sedation
The American Society of Anesthsiologists Educational Resources
Managing Clinical Risk through Communication and Teamwork
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The Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) program is designed to help you evaluate your practice and implement a plan to improve outcomes and patient care. Choose from a variety of specialized courses related to your practice.
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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)
MOCA is an ongoing process of education and assessment for board-certified physicians to improve practice performance. Through MOCA, board-certified physicians demonstrate their commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
* This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) of the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, for a list of all MOCA® requirements.
** This PPAI activity fulfills the Case Evaluation requirement of Part 4 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, for a list of all MOCA requirements.