Preoperative cross-matching in major head and neck surgery: a study of a department's current practice and eligibility for electronic cross-matching.


OBJECTIVE The maximum surgical blood ordering schedule (MSBOS) has reduced but not eliminated the over-ordering and wastage of blood products. Electronic cross-matching (ECM) may be a suitable alternative method to provide blood on demand in eligible cases. The purpose of this study was to assess the department's current blood ordering policy and to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.oooo.2013.06.034


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