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The PNDS Benchmark Database

The Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) Benchmark Database is a web portal for a national database that allows members to benchmark their facility's clinical outcomes and health system data against national averages for similar health care facilities. The clinical outcomes and operational, financial, and institutional data are collected in a dashboard format to enable balanced measures and comparisons. 

Individual institution data is confidential and is not accessible by any other facility. Only the aggregate data from multiple facilities is used for benchmarking.

Participation in the PNDS Benchmark Database is free to AORN members that have met the requirements including:


The PNDS Benchmark Database will be discontinued with the release of the AORN SYNTEGRITY® National Data Warehouse.  An announcement will be made 3 months prior to the discontinuation of the PNDS Benchmark Database.

For PNDS questions, call 800-755-2676, ext. 472, or send an email to pnds@aorn.org.

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