This study estimated the annual cost of blood transfusions in the UK during 1994/1995.
The analysis was based on published data. information derived from interviews with relevant NHS personnel and a purpose-designed structured questionnaire of blood donors.
The cost to the UKS blood transfusion services of providing blood and blood products for transfusion was 165. 5 million in 1994/1995.
During this period. 2.75 million conventional donations of whole blood and 144000 apheresis donations of platelets and plasma were collected : 2.58 million units of red blood cells were issued, resulting in 866 000 red blood cell transfusions : 334000 units of fresh frozen plasma and 1.16 million units of platelets were issued, resulting in=17 000 and 188 000 isolated plasma and platelet transfusions, respectively.
Hospital resource use attributable to providing blood transfusions during 1994/1995 cost the NHS 52.6 million.
In total, blood transfusions cost the NHS L218.2 million during 1994/1995.
Of this, red blood cell transfusions accounted for 76% of the annual cost, isolated platelet transfusions 16%, isolated plasma transfusions 1% and other products 7%. Donors incurred direct costs pf 3.1 million and indirect costs of £11.2 million were accrued due to lost productivity.
Additionally, blood donors gave up 2.5 million hours of their leisure time donating blood.
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Transfusion, Sang, Donneur sang, Constituant sang, 1994, 1995
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Cost analysis, Health economy, Transfusion, Blood, Blood donor, Blood product, 1994, 1995
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0268072
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 11/09/1998.