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Trends in red blood cell transfusion and 30-day mortality among hospitalized patients

  • Author(s): Roubinian, NH;
  • Escobar, GJ;
  • Liu, V;
  • Swain, BE;
  • Gardner, MN;
  • Kipnis, P;
  • Triulzi, DJ;
  • Gottschall, JL;
  • Wu, Y;
  • Carson, JL;
  • Kleinman, SH;
  • Murphy, EL
  • et al.
Abstract

Background Blood conservation strategies have been shown to be effective in decreasing red blood cell (RBC) utilization in specific patient groups. However, few data exist describing the extent of RBC transfusion reduction or their impact on transfusion practice and mortality in a diverse inpatient population.

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