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Preoperative Prediction of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Surgical Patients

Purpose:

To determine appropriate blood orders for a patient prior to a surgical procedure.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery
Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

D62, T79, Z51.3

Description:

Ong et al used multivariate analysis to identify preoperative factors in patients who needed red blood cell transfusion either during or following a surgical procedure. This can help the surgeon decide what blood orders are appropriate for a patient.

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