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Strategies for reducing the exposure to donor blood.

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Blood usage is reducing, but there remains wide variation between clinical teams There is potential for further reduction in blood use by avoidance of inappropriate transfusion and greater use of alternatives to donor blood Recent data from a small number of randomised controlled trials indicate that reduced use of blood does not impair clinical outcomes, but more high quality evidence is needed about blood transfusion practice The combination of algorithms for blood management and the adopti...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences
Journal:
Clinical medicine (London, England)
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
337-340
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4893
ISSN:
1470-2118
URN:
uuid:7fb53ce0-479b-4c35-a6a1-9c1c451fb82d
Source identifiers:
190977
Local pid:
pubs:190977

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