Peri-operative blood transfusion increases length of hospital stay and number of postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgical patients.

@article{Bower2010PerioperativeBT,
  title={Peri-operative blood transfusion increases length of hospital stay and number of postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgical patients.},
  author={Wendy Fiona Bower and Lang Jin and Malcolm John Underwood and Ying Hoo Lam and Paul B. S. Lai},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={116-20}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that blood transfusion alone was a significant risk factor for in-hospital morbidity in non-cardiac patients. DESIGN Propensity analysis. SETTING University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Consecutive non-cardiac patients seen in our department from 2006 to early 2009 who underwent a major procedure under general or spinal anaesthesia were included. Propensity analysis was performed to neutralise the confounding effects of preoperative variables… CONTINUE READING

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