The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) is unique from other registries. NACOR collects data passively from existing electronic systems. This model encourages cooperation between the anesthesia group practice, the hospital, the software vendors and AQI. The collaborative effort and experience of the various stakeholders contributes to the value of NACOR for the anesthesiology specialty.
ASA Quality Reporting Deadlines
ASA Quality Reporting Roles and Responsibilities
Conceptual Data Definitions
NACOR Minimum Data Set Definitions
Minimal Data Set Definitions PDF
Minimal Data Set Definitions Excel
NACOR Outcomes Data Set Definitions
Outcomes Definitions PDF
Outcomes Definitions Excel
NACOR Administrative Data Set Definitions
Administrative Data Set Definitions PDF
Administrative Data Set Definitions Excel
Technical Documents and Resources
Guide for Submitting Data to the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) (PDF)
The guide briefly describes the various types of data collected by NACOR; file format and specifications; and the data upload and transmission process.
Resources for Developers
AQI XML Schema Documentation (PDF)
This document identifies data the AQI collects, illustrates the manner in which data is joined to AQI's XML schema, and facilitates the proper use of the schema.
AQI User Guide for Quality Reporting (PDF) pending CMS approval
XML Validation Tool
Resource for the XML developers. Validates XML file against the AQI schema. Also provides sample files with QCDR data.
The AQI's Anesthesia Record XML (XSD) schema draft - Online Browser