Quality management and registries

Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Jun;32(2):577-86. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2014.02.014. Epub 2014 Apr 3.


This article provides a review of key concepts in quality management (QM) for ambulatory anesthesia. The importance of collecting data from every case is emphasized, and important outcome measures are recommended. The use of specific data collection tools and methodologies is discussed, including the national registry projects of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia and the Anesthesia Quality Institute. A brief overview is provided of how to use QM data to improve patient outcomes within an anesthesia practice.

Keywords: Ambulatory anesthesia; Anesthesia Quality Institute; National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry; Quality management; Registries.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia
  • Humans
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Quality Control*
  • Quality of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Registries*