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Increased hospital costs associated with red blood cell transfusion.

Authors
  • Trentino, Kevin M
  • Farmer, Shannon L
  • Swain, Stuart G
  • Burrows, Sally A
  • Hofmann, Axel
  • Ienco, Rinaldo
  • Pavey, Warren
  • Daly, Frank F S
  • Van Niekerk, Anton
  • Webb, Steven A R
  • Towler, Simon
  • Leahy, Michael F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
May 01, 2015
Volume
55
Issue
5
Pages
1082–1089
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/trf.12958
PMID: 25488623
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

RBC transfusions were independently associated with significantly higher hospital costs. The financial implication to hospital budgets will assist in prioritizing areas to reduce the rate of RBC transfusions and in implementing patient blood management programs.

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