Successful implementation of Maximum Surgical Blood Order Schedule.

@article{Lowery1989SuccessfulIO,
  title={Successful implementation of Maximum Surgical Blood Order Schedule.},
  author={Thomas Lowery and Jack A. Clark},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia},
  year={1989},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={155-8}
}
A Maximum Surgical Blood Order Schedule (MSBOS) is a schedule of commonly performed elective surgical procedures listing the maximum number of units of blood to be crossmatched preoperatively. A MSBOS reduces the preoperative crossmatching of blood in surgical cases in which there is less likelihood of blood transfusion. The reduction in crossmatched units of blood saves hospital time and money. This study presents the steps required to institute a MSBOS. Savings in reduced crossmatch charges… CONTINUE READING

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