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UK-wide audit of red blood cell transfusion in hospices

Abstract:
Small observational studies have shown that transfusion can improve symptoms in people with advanced cancer. However, receiving unnecessary transfusions can cause harm (risk of transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) and often means the person cannot do anything else on the same day. It was not known whether people receiving palliative care were receiving transfusions appropriately or whether their symptoms could be managed more appropriately with alternative treatments. No previous national audit of practice has been performed.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/vox.12530

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
RDM
Subgroup:
RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4309-9162
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Volume:
112
Pages:
71
Publication date:
2017-06-12
Acceptance date:
2017-04-10
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ISSN:
0042-9007
Pubs id:
pubs:724725
URN:
uri:2cc684f9-b377-4984-8cba-0ee04778f860
UUID:
uuid:2cc684f9-b377-4984-8cba-0ee04778f860
Local pid:
pubs:724725

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