Effect of hospital culture on blood transfusion in cardiac procedures.

TitleEffect of hospital culture on blood transfusion in cardiac procedures.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJin R, Zelinka ES, McDonald J, Byrnes T, Grunkemeier GL, Brevig J
Corporate AuthorsProvidence Health & Services Cardiovascular Disease Study Group
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume95
Issue4
Pagination1269-74
Date Published2013 Apr
Abstract

In our effort to reduce the use of blood products in cardiac operations in a health care system, we noted variations in transfusion practices among facilities. Interestingly, surgeons practicing at the same hospital had similar transfusion rates. We sought to quantitate the contribution of hospital influence on individual surgeons' transfusion practices.

DOI10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.02.009
Alternate JournalAnn. Thorac. Surg.