Burden of blood transfusion in knee and hip surgery in the US and Belgium.

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OBJECTIVE Transfusion services in orthopaedic surgery can lead to unnecessary complications and increased healthcare costs. The objective of this study was to assess treatments and costs associated with blood and blood product transfusions in a historical cohort of 189,457 inpatients in the US and 34,987 inpatients in Belgium undergoing knee or hip surgery… (More)
DOI: 10.3111/13696990903172760

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