AARC Benchmarking 2.0

AARC Benchmarking 2.0

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Some advantages of the AARC Benchmarking system:

  • Streamlined hospital demographic profiles that allow you to get to data entry quicker
  • Benchmark comparison groups established either by the system or are set-up by the end user — you
  • Reports that provide the data and a multitude of graphic report options
  • All Benchmarking procedures tied to the corresponding categories of the AARC’s Uniform Reporting Manual
  • Separation of ventilation into invasive and non-invasive categories
  • Option of user defined metrics
  • Patient outcome metrics — VAE, AE’s, COPD readmissions
  • And much, much more to come

AARC Benchmarking 2.0 Will Help You:

  • Provide accurate data to support administrative decisions
  • Identify and promote best professional practices
  • Address manager dissatisfaction with other proprietary systems

As a Benchmarking subscriber, you will be able to define your own compare groups to assess how you really stack up to similar hospitals, as well as gain access to the other performance metrics.

The AARC’s online benchmarking system allows you to compare your performance on key metrics with other respiratory therapy departments.

You choose:

  • Your comparison groups
  • Your own performance targets
  • Hospitals whose operational characteristics and demography match yours
  • When to enter data and generate reports

You can:

  • View detailed demographic profiles or all participating hospitals
  • Exchange information with other participating department directors via a private listserve
  • Receive personal support using the system
  • Access benchmarking educational materials

We’ll Help You Get Started

AARC Benchmarking subscribers have access to article reprints, a benchmarking bibliography, and webcasts to learn more about the process of benchmarking.

Subscription Information

New Subscriptions

A one-year subscription is $395 for AARC members and $495 for non-members. The non-member rate includes a year of AARC membership for one individual.


A one-year subscription renewal for subscribers who have entered data is $100.

Healthcare System Special Pricing

A one-year subscription for additional hospitals within your healthcare system is $150 per hospital with your initial subscription. This is a great opportunity for multiple respiratory care departments within the same hospital system to benchmark against sister departments.

Payment Options


If paying by credit card, complete a subscription form at our secure online payment site. You will receive purchase confirmation and additional product details within 3 business days.

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By Mail

Download a printable subscription form and mail it with your check or credit card information to the AARC. Details are on the form.

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Contact Doug Laher with questions about AARC Benchmarking at (972) 243-2272.

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Supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Dräger Medical.
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