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New Study Reveals Wide Variation in Blood Transfusion Practices During Surgery
Date:7/26/2012

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Blood transfusions carry risks. In a previous meta-analysis of 45 studies evaluating the risks of blood transfusion, 42 studies showed a significant link to mortality, infection, or adult respiratory distress syndrome.3 In contrast to the historical belief that withholding transfusions harms patients, multiple randomized controlled trials have now proven that restrictive transfusion practice is safe.4,5,6 This has led recent transfusion guidelines to focus transfusion decisions on the overall patient condition and to suggest hemoglobin transfusion triggers of 6-7 g/dL for most patients and above 7 g/dL only in select, high-risk patients.7,8,9

Blood transfusions are also one of the largest cost centers in hospitals. While the material cost of blood ranges from $200 to $300 per unit, the additional costs from storage, labor, and waste result in an actual cost per unit between $522 and $1,183.10 In addition to the cost of blood itself, each unit of blood transfused increases the cost of care, with even higher costs incurred when patients are transfused at higher hemoglobin levels.11

A recent systematic evaluation of 494 studies concluded that 59% of transfusions were "inappropriate" based on their impact on patient outcomes.12 The risks and costs of blood transfusion paired with unnecessary transfusions led the Joint Commission in 2011 to introduce new patient blood management measures that hospitals are being encouraged to adopt as a quality indicator.13 The new measures include recording the clinical indication for transfusion along with the hemoglobin value of the patient prior to each unit transfused. With the need to stem rising health care expenditures, the Joint Commission and the American Medical Association have targeted blood transfusion procedures as one of the top procedures to reduce in a "National Summit on Overuse" scheduled for September
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