Costs of blood transfusion: a process-flow analysis.

  title={Costs of blood transfusion: a process-flow analysis.},
  author={Scott B. Cantor and David V Hudson and Benjamin Lichtiger and Edward B. Rubenstein},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={16 7},
PURPOSE To determine the cost of transfusing 2 units (U) of packed RBCs at a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS We performed a process-flow analysis to identify all costs of transfusing 2 U of allogeneic packed RBCs on an outpatient basis to patients with either (1) solid tumor who did not undergo bone marrow transplantation (BMT), (2) solid tumor who underwent BMT, (3) hematologic malignancy who did not undergo BMT, (4) hematologic malignancy who underwent allogeneic BMT, or (5… CONTINUE READING