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Research shows that up to 40% of blood transfusions could be avoided with best practices implemented in a patient blood management program.1 When we look at the reality of what this means across the United States it means that of the estimated five million people that receive blood products almost two million of those people could reduce their risks by avoiding transfusion.
The data is clear on patient blood management programs: they save lives, they save dollars and they improve patient care. The speed in which programs have been established and clinical adoption has soared can be credited to the well-founded research that’s come out over the last 5 years and the transparency of data within the hospital systems.
In our work in patient blood management, we can identify four critical areas of success:
What this means for you as you self-identify on this scale:
Late Majority and Laggards
No matter where you find your organization on the adoption scale there’s always opportunities for improvement.