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Effect of hospital culture on blood transfusion in cardiac procedures.
|Title||Effect of hospital culture on blood transfusion in cardiac procedures.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Jin R, Zelinka ES, McDonald J, Byrnes T, Grunkemeier GL, Brevig J|
|Corporate Authors||Providence Health & Services Cardiovascular Disease Study Group|
|Journal||The Annals of thoracic surgery|
|Date Published||2013 Apr|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Ann. Thorac. Surg.|