Journal article

Using an International Clinical Registry of Regional Anesthesia to Identify Targets for Quality Improvement

Brian D Sites, Michael J Barrington, Matthew Davis

REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread use of regional anesthesia, limited information on clinical performance exists. Institutions, therefore, have little knowledge of how they are performing in regard to both safety and effectiveness. In this study, we demonstrate how a medical institution (or physician/physician group) may use data from a multicenter clinical registry of regional anesthesia to inform quality improvement strategies. METHODS: We analyzed data from the International Registry of Regional Anesthesia that includes prospective data on peripheral regional anesthesia procedures from 19 centers located around the world. Using data from the clinical registry, we present summary statisti..

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