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Is undertransfusion a problem in modern clinical practice?

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BACKGROUND: Significant progress has been made in reducing inappropriate transfusion of blood products. However, there is also a need to monitor for their underutilization in patients who would benefit from transfusion. This study aimed to develop a method to monitor for undertransfusion and conduct a preliminary examination of whether it is a problem in modern clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: All patients with a hemoglobin (Hb) concentration below 6 g/dL or platelet (PLT) count o...

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10.1111/trf.12893

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Journal:
Transfusion
Publication date:
2014-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-2995
ISSN:
0041-1132
URN:
uuid:fdd2243e-4346-41e8-b27d-03f2f918edd2
Source identifiers:
488263
Local pid:
pubs:488263
Language:
English

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