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Table 2 Reasons for participation in the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)*

From: Strategies to promote reporting of Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures: a pilot survey of anesthesia department leaders

Reasons for SCIP participation Primary reason All reasons
N (%) 95% CI N (%) 95% CI
Part of a quality improvement initiative- voluntary 255 (62.5) 57.8 to 67.2 299 (73.3) 69.0 to 77.6
Mandated by anesthesia service contract 10 (2.5) 0.9 to 3.9 24 (5.9) 3.6 to 8.2
Preparation for pay-for performance 37 (9.1) 6.3 to 11.9 171(41.9) 3.7 to 4.7
Incentive from hospital for participation 17(4.2) 2.2 to 6.1 60 (14.7) 11.3 to 18.2
  1. *20.2% (85) of respondents provided no reason, and 21.8% (89) of respondents provided no primary reason. CI, confidence interval.