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Blood transfusion safety: the potential role of the patient.

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UNLABELLED: There are many initiatives to reduce transfusion-related errors. However, one important intervention that remains largely unexplored is that of patient involvement. This article considers the patients' role in ensuring safe care along the transfusion trajectory. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Empirical data on patients' attitudes to, and involvement in, transfusion-related behaviors were systematically reviewed. Opportunities for patient involvement in transfusion processes were ident...

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10.1016/j.tmrv.2010.08.003

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Vincent, CA More by this author
Murphy, MF More by this author
Journal:
Transfusion medicine reviews
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-23
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1532-9496
ISSN:
0887-7963
URN:
uuid:2b05c141-c152-4c37-8d55-17cdb8387301
Source identifiers:
191241
Local pid:
pubs:191241

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