Patients who are about to undergo orthopaedic surgery should be screened for anaemia, say Adelaide researchers who found anaemia was common in this group of patients. In the study Head of Clinical Haematology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Professor Bik To and colleagues screened almost 700 patients scheduled for joint surgery between 2010 and 2013. ...
Screen elective orthopaedic patients for anaemia
By Nicola Garrett
3 Nov 2015