Transfusion medicine in the preoperative period

Luis I. Velez-Pestana, David Yawn, Jane C.K. Fitch

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Consumer demand has significantly affected transfusion medicine. This is exemplified by the development of autogeneic and directed-donor blood programs as ways of avoiding the problems associated with allogeneic transfusions. Although the risk-benefit ratio for autogeneic blood may be favorable, the cost-effectiveness is not convincing and will be closely scrutinized in the future as we strive to find ways to provide quality, cost-effective care in this new millennium of health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Anesthesiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 15 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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