MTQIP: dedicated to improving the quality of care delivered to trauma patients in Michigan


The program aims to measure and improve the quality of care administered to trauma patients through a statewide collaborative of participating trauma centers in Michigan.


  • Friendly and collegial atmosphere
  • Non-competitive use of data
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Use of actionable data to focus on effectiveness of care
  • Encourage all members to participate and make a contribution


  • Integrity – to work with one another and not for competitive advantage
  • Commitment – to participate completely and fully in the program
  • Opportunity – to share experiences and outcomes so that all can learn

Program Overview

MTQIP was created in 2008 as a pilot program involving six trauma centers in Michigan. In 2011, MTQIP became a formal BCBSM, and BCN supported CQI program. The MTQIP registry currently receives case submissions from 35 adult Level I and II trauma centers in Michigan. The University of Michigan serves as the coordinating center for MTQIP.  In 2017, MTQIP began work with the State of Michigan to foster the development of a regionalized, coordinated, and accountable trauma system in the state. In 2019, Michigan Acute Care Surgery (MACS) was developed to improve the quality of care delivered to emergent general surgery patients.