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  1. A survey of red cell use in 45 hospitals in central Ontario, Canada.

    Article - En anglais


    The purpose of this survey was to establish baseline information on blood component use in relation to patient diagnoses, procedures, and demographics and to identify patterns of blood use that may be used for blood program planning and transfusion audits.

    Study Design and Methods 

    A cross-sectional survey of the transfusion of blood components in teaching and nonteaching hospitals in central Ontario between September 1991 and August 1992 was carried out.

    Coders of hospital medical records routinely record demographics, procedures, diagnoses, and other relevant information.

    A protocol was created by which medical records coders could add the components transfused to the discharge abstract for this study.

    Red cell use is reported here.


    Of the 61 hospitals invited to participate, from which 547,279 patients were discharged during the 12-month period of the study, 45 (74%) agreed to participate.

    Information was collected on 439,373 discharged patients.

    Of these, 26,611 (6.1%) received at least 1 unit of red cells.

    Of a total of 101,116 red cell units transfused, more than 74 percent were used in patients discharged with neoplasms, gastrointestinal diseases, circulatory system diseases, and trauma.

    High-transfusion-use procedures included operations and procedures on the digestive and cardiovascular systems, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, musculoskeletal system, and hemic or lymphatic system procedures. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Transfusion, Erythrocyte, Milieu hospitalier, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Utilisation, Indication, Traitement, Homme, Epidémiologie, Ontario, Cellule sanguine

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Transfusion, Red blood cell, Hospital environment, Canada, North America, America, Use, Indication, Treatment, Human, Epidemiology, Ontario, Blood cell

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0452232

    Code Inist : 002B27D01. Création : 10/04/1997.