The Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange is a collaborative among hospitals across Michigan to improve anesthesiology practices, reduce anesthesiology-related complications and improve patient outcomes.

Participants measure and report on six anesthesiology practices to reduce variation and improve best practices:

  • anesthesia technique
  • hemodynamic management
  • interoperative ventilation
  • neuromuscular blockade
  • fluid balance
  • depth of anesthesia

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From October 2014 through October 2016, the CQI has experienced:

  • An increase in neuromuscular blockade vigilance process measures, from 83 to 97 percent.
  • An increase in protective lung ventilation process measures, from 80 to 98 percent. This process decreases the risk of pulmonary complications.