The transfusion services committee--responsibilities and response to adverse transfusion events.

  title={The transfusion services committee--responsibilities and response to adverse transfusion events.},
  author={Ira A Shulman and Sunita Saxena},
  journal={Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program},
Healthcare institutions in the United States must review blood transfusion practices and adverse outcomes in order to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid program, but it is not required for a specific committee to be assigned to oversee the review process. Regardless of the group or individuals responsible, the review process must include a program of quality assessment and performance improvement that is ongoing, hospital-wide, and data-driven, reflects the complexity of… CONTINUE READING
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