Identification, diagnosis, and management of anemia in adult ambulatory patients treated by primary care physicians: evidence-based and consensus recommendations.


OBJECTIVE Provide recommendations for the identification, diagnosis, and management of ambulatory patients with anemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method was used to develop the recommendations. A literature review of anemia prevalence (based on a search of PubMed for the period 1990 to 2003), etiology, and treatment outcomes was… (More)


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