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How do I implement a more restrictive transfusion trigger of hemoglobin level of 7 g/dL at my hospital?

Authors
  • Boral, Leonard I
  • Bernard, Andrew
  • Hjorth, Todd
  • Davenport, Daniel
  • Zhang, Daoping
  • MacIvor, Duncan C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
May 01, 2015
Volume
55
Issue
5
Pages
937–945
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/trf.12982
PMID: 25573208
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A Hb level of 7 g/dL is the transfusion threshold which is being adopted by many hospitals. Institutional culture change to a Hb level of 7 g/dL can be implemented with the right champion when endorsed by upper echelon medical leadership and hospital administration.

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