transfusion criteria

transfusion criteria

Transfusion medicine Any objective criterion–eg, Hct, Hb, that would indicate a need for transfusing a blood product
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Transfusion guidelines have been available for decades, and both laboratory (1) and hospital accreditation standards (2-4) require or recommend monitoring of transfusion practice according to the institution's defined transfusion criteria.
With these potential or actual adverse effects taken together with the large variability in observed prescriptions, it has been determined that when faced with "liberal" or "defensive" traditional transfusion criteria, more restrictive transfusion practices are adopted along with an enhanced usage of alternative treatments.