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Red cell transfusion is 1 of the 5 "overused" procedures in medicine per the American Medical Association and The Joint Commission.
The cost of transfusing one unit of red cells is almost $1200. Each additional unit is associated with $1480 in increased hospital costs.
Application of patient blood management principles and practices has led to up to 80% reduction in transfusions.
It is estimated that nearly one-third of the world’s population suffers from anemia. The prevalence in North America is even higher—approaching 40%. Iron-deficiency is the most common cause.

What is Patient Blood Management (PBM)?

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome.

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      SABM 2018 Abstracts published in Anesthesia & Analgesia® September 2018 Supplement.

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      Source: Sadana D, Pratzer A, Scher LJ, et al.Promoting High-Value Practice by Reducing Unnecessary Transfusions With a Patient Blood Management Program. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):116–122. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6369
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      A Patient's Guide to Patient Blood Management. Download this conversation and planning guide.