haematology
Anaemia

Red cell transfusions over-used in iron-deficiency anaemia

Red cell transfusion continues to be over-used as a ‘Band-Aid’ solution to treat iron deficiency anaemia with insufficient longer-term efforts to supplement iron stores, Dr Kathryn Robinson, from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, told delegates. Dr Robinson said doctors should focus on treating their patients, not just their laboratory results. She was delivering the ...

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