haematology
Transfusion medicine

Blood transfusions reduced with better pre-op care

A two-year project to optimise haemoglobin and iron stores in patients prior to elective surgery has been successful in decreasing the number of patients receiving blood transfusions and the number of units of blood transfused. The National Patient Blood Management Collaborative, which ran across 12 health services in seven states and territories, was able to ...

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