Reducing intraoperative red blood cell unit wastage in a large academic medical center.

@article{Whitney2015ReducingIR,
  title={Reducing intraoperative red blood cell unit wastage in a large academic medical center.},
  author={Gina M Whitney and Marcella C. Woods and Daniel J. France and Thomas M Austin and Robert Deegan and Allison Paroskie and Garrett S. Booth and Pampee Paul Young and Roger R Dmochowski and Warren S. Sandberg and Michael A Pilla},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2015},
  volume={55 11},
  pages={2752-8}
}
BACKGROUND The wastage of red blood cell (RBC) units within the operative setting results in significant direct costs to health care organizations. Previous education-based efforts to reduce wastage were unsuccessful at our institution. We hypothesized that a quality and process improvement approach would result in sustained reductions in intraoperative RBC wastage in a large academic medical center. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Utilizing a failure mode and effects analysis supplemented with time… CONTINUE READING
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