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 over 19,000 case submissions a year 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 a project with the State of Michigan to foster the development of a regionalized, coordinated, and accountable trauma system in the state.