Blood transfusion rates in the care of acute trauma.

  title={Blood transfusion rates in the care of acute trauma.},
  author={J J Como and Richard P. Dutton and Thomas M. Scalea and Bennett B Edelman and John R Hess},
  volume={44 6},
BACKGROUND Ten to 15 percent of all RBCs are used in the care of injury. Understanding patterns of RBC use is important. Routine resource allocation, planning for mass casualty situations, designing research, and optimizing triage all can be usefully informed. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Blood Bank and Trauma Registry records were linked to produce a transfused blood product list for each patient directly admitted from the scene of injury to a large Level 1 trauma center in calendar year 2000… CONTINUE READING


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