What we do

The Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) is a non-profit academic consortium formed in 2008 seeking to improve patient care using data. MPOG has developed the necessary policies, procedures, and technical infrastructure required for multicenter perioperative outcomes quality improvement and research.

MPOG uses electronic health record and administrative data to analyze the interplay between patient comorbidities, surgical procedure, intraoperative anesthesiology technique, interventions, and postoperative outcomes. By combining this data with a culture of collaboration, MPOG creates an environment of performance improvement and research using priorities driven by its members. With more than 7.4 million anesthetic cases integrated across 40 hospitals, MPOG represents one of the most detailed and comprehensive international anesthesiology datasets.

MPOG enables motivated physicians and hospitals to assess variation in practice, identify local / regional best practices, and measure process adherence and patient outcomes. We aim to integrate surgeon and anesthesiologist perspectives to improve patient care using data as the foundation for collaboration.

MPOG takes a data-driven, collaborative approach to transform perioperative care to:

  • Measure variation in intraoperative ventilation, fluid therapy, and neuromuscular blockade practice
  • Reduce unnecessary intraoperative administration of blood products and colloid fluids
  • Measure variation in primary anesthesia technique, hemodynamic management, and patient monitoring to identify optimal and cost-effective patterns of care
  • Build collaborative relationships across surgeons and anesthesiologists across hospitals