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Variation in Transfusion Practice and How to Influence Clinicians' Use of Blood in Hospitals

Abstract:

Blood components are scarce and costly resources that are required for almost every area of hospital practice. Most quality improvement activity in transfusion has centred on small incremental improvements in safety of donated blood for transfusion, although increasing attention is now focusing on improving blood use by clinicians to be consistent with evidence-based recommendations. Audits of transfusion provide information on (variable) compliance with standards and levels of unnecessary tr...

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10.1002/9781118520093.ch47

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Stanworth, SJ More by this author
Francis, J More by this author
Murphy, MF More by this author
Tinmouth, AT More by this author
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons
Pages:
516-523
Host title:
Practical Transfusion Medicine
Publication date:
2013-02-26
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URN:
uuid:320b5206-148c-4d04-8ac0-701374b71385
Source identifiers:
439101
Local pid:
pubs:439101
ISBN:
9780470670514

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