Aug
2015

Implementation of a clinical decision support system improves compliance with restrictive transfusion policies in hematology patients.

Butler CE, Noel S, Hibbs SP, et al.
Transfusion 2015;55:1964-1971.
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Review by : L. T. Goodnough
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The authors report the impact of a clinical decision support system at a single centre to improve transfusion practices for 97 haematology service patients. They compared compliance according to their guidelines for RBC and platelet ordering before and 7 months after implementation of a smart best practices alert.

The authors found that compliance for RBC guidelines increased from 31% to 56% (p < 0.005) and for platelets from 58% to 69% (p = 0.16). – Lawrence Tim Goodnough