MSBOS


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MSBOS

Maximum surgical blood order schedule. A list, usually maintained in blood bank and operating theatres, that delineates common elective procedures and the maximum number of units of blood to be cross-matched preoperatively.

MSBOS

Maximum surgical blood order schedule Transfusion medicine
A list of common elective surgeries with the maximum number of units of blood to be cross-matched preoperatively. See Cross-match/transfusion ratio.
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With the simultaneous release of our MSBOS and rollout of the EBRS we studied the effect of these two interventions on our blood-ordering and transfusion processes.
In surgical patients undergoing procedures in the MSBOS "no sample needed" category, the percent with any blood order decreased by 38.
Certainly it is possible that utilization of these practices, some of which have been shown to improve performance (such as the use of the MSBOS (15)) and others of which were likely designed to improve performance, may have indeed adversely affected performance in this study.
By using this MSBOS to eliminate unnecessary blood orders, we estimated a potential reduction in hospital charges of more than $200,000 and in actual costs of more than $40,000 annually.
TBOS has no connection with a somewhat similar set of initials, MSBOS, which stand for the maximal surgical blood ordering system.