The Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange, launched in 2015, is a collaborative among hospitals across Michigan to improve anesthesiology practices, reduce anesthesiology-related complications and improve patient outcomes.

Participants will 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

The University of Michigan serves as the Coordinating Center.  Project director is Sachin Kheterphal, MD, MBA, associate chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Health System.

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This is a new CQI. Due to the type of data collected, as well as factors such as length of treatment, timing rules, and tracking of patient outcomes, it takes time for the dataset to mature and become robust enough to allow analysis and produce results.


Participating Hospitals