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Cost-Effectiveness of Blood Transfusion Alternatives

General Economic Assessments

Contemporary economics of transfusions.

Hannon TJ, Paulson-Gjerde K.

Source‎: Perioperative Transfusion Medicine. Second edition. Philadelphia, Penn, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006. p. 13-38.

Indexed‎: ISBN 0-7817-3755-9

Risk-adjusted clinical outcomes in patients enrolled in a bloodless program.

Frank SM, Wick EC, Dezern AE, Ness PM, Wasey JO, Pippa AC, Dackiw E, Resar LMS.

Source‎: Transfusion 2014;54(10 Pt 2):2668-77.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24942198

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12752

The ONTraC Ontario program in blood conservation.

Freedman J.

Source‎: Transfus Apher Sci 2014;50(1):32-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24388485

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.transci.2013.12.010

Effective reduction of blood product use in a community teaching hospital: when less is more.

Politsmakher A, Doddapaneni V, Seeratan R, Dosik H.

Source‎: Am J Med 2013;126(10):894-902.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24054957

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.06.013

Economic considerations on transfusion medicine and patient blood management.

Hofmann A, Ozawa S, Farrugia A, Farmer SL, Shander A.

Source‎: Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2013;27(1):59-68.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23590916

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bpa.2013.02.001

Impact of bleeding-related complications and/or blood product transfusions on hospital costs in inpatient surgical patients.

Stokes ME, Ye X, Shah M, Mercaldi K, Reynolds MW, Rupnow MF, Hammond J.

Source‎: BMC Health Serv Res 2011;11:135.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21627788

DOI‎: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-135

Frequency and outcomes of blood products transfusion across procedures and clinical conditions warranting inpatient care: an analysis of the 2004 healthcare cost and utilization project nationwide inpatient sample database.

Morton J, Anastassopoulos KP, Patel ST, Lerner JH, Ryan KJ, Goss TF, Dodd SL.

Source‎: Am J Med Qual 2010;25(4):289-96.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20530223

DOI‎: 10.1177/1062860610366159

Peri-operative blood transfusion increases length of hospital stay and number of postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgical patients.

Bower WF, Jin L, Underwood MJ, Lam YH, Lai PB.

Source‎: Hong Kong Med J 2010;16(2):116-20.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20354245

Activity-based costs of blood transfusions in surgical patients at four hospitals.

Shander A, Hofmann A, Ozawa S, Theusinger OM, Gombotz H, Spahn DR.

Source‎: Transfusion 2010;50(4):753-65.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20003061

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2009.02518.x

Blood management: a primer for clinicians.

Boucher BA, Hannon TJ.

Source‎: Pharmacotherapy 2007;27(10):1394-411.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17896895

Risks, benefits, alternatives and indications of allogenic blood transfusions.

Madjdpour C, Heindl V, Spahn DR.

Source‎: Minerva Anestesiol 2006;72(5):283-98.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16675937

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