Patient blood management (PBM) guidelines introduced by the National Blood Authority in 2012 have reduced blood transfusions in cardiac surgery without any adverse impact on patient outcomes, a study shows. A before and after analysis of the PBM initiatives, which included lower haemoglobin triggers, shows there has been a significant reduction in red blood cell, ...
PBM guidelines have reduced perioperative transfusions – and costs
By Michael Woodhead
14 Nov 2019