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Abstract

This book presents the contribution and outcome of an EC concerted action (CA) on the safe and effective use of blood in surgery (SANGUIS) conducted between January 1990 and June 1992 in 43 hospitals of 10 European Union member states. The objective of the CA was to assess transfusion practices in elective surgery, namely the use of red cells, whole blood, platelets, albumin and colloids in six different surgical interventions. The results of the study show a surprisingly high variability among comparable surgical teams in the different participating hospitals. The study indicates that variability is not linked to biological factors, but rather to the attitude of the medical profession towards blood transfusion.

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Authors: SIRCHIA G, Centro Trasfusionale e d'Immunologia dei Trapianti, Ospedale Maggiore, Milano (IT);GIOVANETTI A M, Centro Trasfusionale e d'Immunologia dei Trapianti, Ospedale Maggiore, Milano (IT);MCCLELLAND D B L, SES Scotland Regional Transfusion Service and Department of Transfusion Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh (GB);FRACCHIA G N (EDITORS), European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15398 EN (1994) 235 pp., FS, ECU 26.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4118-X
Record Number: 199411485 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en