Advances in cardiac surgical transfusion practices during the 1990s in a Finnish university hospital.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Recent transfusion practices in coronary artery bypass (CABG) operations in a Finnish university hospital were evaluated, utilizing the data stored automatically in hospital registers. MATERIALS AND METHODS The register-based transfusion data on all 2363 CABG patients operated on during a 2.5-year period, from 1997 to 1999, were… (More)