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February - 2014


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Patterns and Outcomes of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

M Sherwood, Y Wang, J Curtis, et al JAMA, 2014, 311(8):836-843


This retrospective analysis of over 2 million patients receiving a blood transfusion while they were hospitalised for a PCI in the US is of interest because it reports;

- Wide variation in practice: The overall transfusion rate was 2.14%, with risk-standardized rates of transfusion...


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