Transfusion medicine

PBM guidelines have reduced perioperative transfusions – and costs

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, ...

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