Variations in transfusion practice in neonatal intensive care.

@article{Ringer1998VariationsIT,
  title={Variations in transfusion practice in neonatal intensive care.},
  author={Steven Alan Ringer and Douglas K. Richardson and Ronald A. Sacher and Martin Keszler and Winthrop Hallowell Churchill},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={194-200}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the transfusion practices between two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) to assess the impact of local practice styles on the timing, number, and total volume of packed red cell transfusions in very low birth weight infants. To derive multivariate models to describe practice and to identify potential areas for improvement in the future. METHODOLOGY We reviewed phlebotomy losses and transfusion rates between two NICUs (A and B) for 270 consecutive admissions of birth… CONTINUE READING
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