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The Age of BLood Evaluation (ABLE) randomised controlled trial: description of the UK-funded arm of the international trial, the UK cost-utility analysis and secondary analyses exploring factors associated with health-related quality of life and health-care costs during the 12-month follow-up

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Background At present, red blood cells (RBCs) are stored for up to 42 days prior to transfusion. The relative effectiveness and safety of different RBC storage times prior to transfusion is uncertain. Objective To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of transfusing fresher RBCs (stored for ≤ 7 days) compared with current standard-aged RBCs in critically ill patients requiring blood transfusions. Design The international ... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.3310/hta21620

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University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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Health Technology Assessment programme: 09/144/51
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NIHR Journals Library Publisher's website
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Health Technology Assessment Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
62
Publication date:
2017-09-01
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
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pubs:742364
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uri:a28cb29b-949d-49fa-b0c4-0d200daa96b6
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uuid:a28cb29b-949d-49fa-b0c4-0d200daa96b6
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pubs:742364
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English

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