Five drivers shifting the paradigm from product-focused transfusion practice to patient blood management.

@article{Hofmann2011FiveDS,
  title={Five drivers shifting the paradigm from product-focused transfusion practice to patient blood management.},
  author={Axel O Hofmann and Shannon Farmer and Aryeh S Shander},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 Suppl 3},
  pages={3-11}
}
The objective of this paper is to introduce clinicians and health care professionals to the concept of patient blood management (PBM) and to explain the difference between PBM and the concept of "appropriate use" of blood products. The five reasons why modern health systems need to shift from product-focused transfusion practice to PBM are also presented. These are: the aging population with a leveraged demand for blood products opposed to a shrinking donor base; the growing awareness that… CONTINUE READING

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