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Unlike most other registries, SVS VQI hosts biannual regional meetings that allow physicians, nurses, data managers, quality officers, and more to meet in a supportive, collaborative environment. VQI collects preoperative and one-year follow-up data to generate real-time benchmarked reports of performance measures, major outcomes, and complications for assessing the quality of care and determining best practices in vascular surgery. Regional quality groups share and analyze this data to initiate quality improvement projects. Many groups identify an area for quality improvement, then launch region-wide efforts to improve care at the local level.



REgional Group Meetings



Through regional quality group meetings, participants share and analyze collected data to initiate quality improvement projects to reduce complications, readmissions, and length of stay. Quality improvements projects can translate directly to hospital cost reduction. With continued expansion of the SVS VQI and regional quality groups, data will more rapidly accumulate and can be leveraged for benchmarking and quality improvement initiatives.

Benefits of regional quality group participation include:

  • Anonymous, benchmarked reports for comparison
  • Increasing power and ability to detect root causes of outcomes
  • Facilitating & initiating quality improvement projects
  • Access to blinded datasets for data analysis at regional and national level
  • Improving long-term patient surveillance

Regional group Meetings

Regional meetings are a cornerstone of the development of best practice within the VQI. The meetings are held twice a year in each of the 18 regions and the meetings are free to attend. Also, some regional meetings are open to non-members either from an existing VQI center or a prospective center interested in learning more.

Typically, the meetings include:

  • Review of de-identified regional dashboards and discussion of best practice
  • Presentation and discussion of region-specific data analyses of outcomes and one-year follow-up data
  • Presentation and discussion of quality improvement projects at the center and/or regional level
  • National updates of registry changes and key metrics

The schedule for Spring and Fall Meetings and minutes of past meetings are available on each region’s web pages.

Regional Projects

View a selection of regional projects for ongoing quality improvement and cost reductions. Abstracts and poster for center-specific projects can be viewed by members in the Members Only National Section.

Regional Quality Group Map

Regional Quality Groups are a key component of the SVS VQI – find the regional group in your area on interactive map below.

Roll over the map and click on a Regional Quality Group below for more information.

USA & Canada
Pacific Northwest Vascular Study Group Northern California Vascular Study Group Southern California Vascular Study Group Rocky Mountain Vascular Quality Initiative Upper Midwest Vascular Network Mid-America Vascular Study Group Southern Vascular Outcomes Network Michigan Vascular Study Group Midwest Vascular Collaborative Great Lakes Vascular Study Group Mid-South Vascular Study Group Southeastern Vascular Study Group Carolina Vascular Quality Group Virginias Vascular Study Group Mid-Atlantic Vascular Study Group Vascular Study Group of Greater New York Vascular Study Group of Greater New England Canadian Vascular Study Group Pacific Northwest Vascular Study Group

Current Regional Groups

Canadian Vascular quality initiative

Great Lakes Vascular study group

Carolinas vAscular quality group

Michigan vascular study group

Mid-America Vascular Study Group

Mid-Atlantic vascular study group

Mid-South vascular study group

Midwest vascular collaborative

Northern California vascular study group

Pacific Northwest Vascular study group

Rocky Mountain vascular quality initiative

Southeastern vascular study group

Southern California Voice

Southern vascular outcomes network

Virginias Vascular study group

Upper Midwest vascular network

vascular study group of Greater New York

Vascular study group of New England


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If you have additional questions, or if you are interested in joining the SVS VQI, contact our specialists today! You can reach out by email at vqi@fivoshealth.com or by phone at 603-298-0263. Or fill out our interest form by clicking here.

The schedule for Spring and Fall Meetings and minutes of past meetings are available on each region’s web pages.

SVS VQI’s 14 registries contain demographic, clinical, procedural and outcomes data from over one million vascular procedures performed nationwide, in Canada, and Singapore. Each record includes information from the patient’s initial hospitalization and at one-year follow-up. Click here to learn more.

Directed by a Governing Council of representatives from the SVS, AVF, SVM and regional quality groups, the mission of the SVS PSO is to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery by providing web-based collection, aggregation, and analysis of clinical data submitted in registry format for all patients undergoing specific vascular treatments. Click here to learn more.

The SVS PSO, together with Fivos, develops quality improvement (QI) tools to assist VQI members and other vascular specialists, quality improvement  staff and hospital administrators with their own vascular quality programs.  Some of these tools are available to VQI members only, but other materials will be available here.

SVS VQI physicians may request de-identified datasets from each SVS VQI registry for analysis. The SVS PSO Arterial Research Advisory Council (RAC) reviews and evaluates requests for datasets by investigators, who provide the RAC with a description of their proposed project. Click here to get started.