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...Expand abstract
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Is undertransfusion a problem in modern clinical practice?
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