Dutch orthopedic blood management surveys 2002 and 2007: an increasing use of blood-saving measures.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2009; Jun 16 [Epub ahead of print].
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Review by : R. Slappendel
This study is worth reading because it shows that when a country is aware of the possible effects of a therapy it is possible to change clinical practice within a few years. In this case, the amount of allogeneic blood transfusions dropped amazing in The Netherlands.
It contributes to improving clinical outcome and reducing health care costs.
– Robert Slappendel