Contributing to MPOG
Contributing to MPOG requires technical, political, and financial committment from the department and, to a limited extent, hospital or surgery center. There is no financial membership fee to contribute to MPOG. However, membership does require contribution of 10,000 anesthesia records meeting the "Standard" data definition described here. In addition, each contributing site must certify their data using the MPOG data diagnostics and case validation applications. This ensure that their MPOG contribution has accurate data transformation, mapping, and deidentification. Participation in MPOG must be approved by the executive committee and ensures that each MPOG site adheres to the collegial spirit expected.