Effectiveness of transfusion audits and practice guidelines.
College of American Pathologists. Conference. USA, 1993/08/24.
To seek evidence of the effectiveness of transfusion audits and practice guidelines in improving transfusion practice, transfusion audit literature was reviewed.
The inherent limitation of this approach is that investigators are more likely to report success and less likely to report unsuccessful experiences.
Measures of success included decrease in units transfused, decrease in inappropriate units transfused, or increase in appropriate transfusion practice.
Side benefits of audits included continuous improvement in practice guidelines, improvement in technologists'education, opportunities for consultation, and identification of areas for further research.
Most successful programs had a common thread : individual education of the ordering physician by the transfusion medicine physician.
Mots-clés Pascal : Transfusion, Audit, Justification, Indication, Assurance qualité, Formation professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Transfusion, Audit, Justification, Indication, Quality assurance, Occupational training
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0563852
Code Inist : 002B27D01. Création : 09/06/1995.