2022
DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.956128
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Perioperative inappropriate red blood cell transfusions significantly increase total costs in elective surgical patients, representing an important economic burden for hospitals

Abstract: BackgroundRed blood cell (RBC) transfusions in surgical patients are associated with increased morbidity a hospital stay. However, little is known about how clinical and economic outcomes differ between appropriately and inappropriately transfused patients. We hypothesized that inappropriate RBC transfusions in elective surgical patients would significantly increase hospital cost. The aim of this study was to quantify the economic burden associated with inappropriate RBC transfusions.MethodsWe retrospectively … Show more

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“…Decreasing numbers of transfusions and units have implications for costs as well [ 24 , 29 , 30 ]. Comparison of transfusion cost among countries and studies is difficult because they can vary according to the estimation method and healthcare system practices.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Decreasing numbers of transfusions and units have implications for costs as well [ 24 , 29 , 30 ]. Comparison of transfusion cost among countries and studies is difficult because they can vary according to the estimation method and healthcare system practices.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Unnecessary blood transfusions are of major concern, not only because of the negative impact on the health status of patients but also on the spending of healthcare budgets [ 24 , 29 , 30 ]. In a recent literature review of observational retrospective studies [ 31 ] covering the blood transfusion practices during 2012–2018, it was found that only 8.2% of patients did not receive unnecessary units and 45.4% of RBC transfusions were unnecessary, and similar results were observed in Turkey.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%