Appropriateness of platelet, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate transfusion in New South Wales public hospitals.

@article{Schofield2003AppropriatenessOP,
  title={Appropriateness of platelet, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate transfusion in New South Wales public hospitals.},
  author={William Schofield and George L. Rubin and Mark G Dean},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2003},
  volume={178 3},
  pages={
          117-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the appropriateness of transfusions of platelets, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and cryoprecipitate using National Health and Medical Research Council and Australasian Society for Blood Transfusion guidelines (NHMRC/ASBT 2002). DESIGN AND SETTING Three separate retrospective surveys of medical records from 1 January to 31 August 2000 (1147 transfused patients) from 14 hospitals selected randomly from all public hospitals that use these blood products in New South Wales… CONTINUE READING

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