Methods for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Studies | Anemias & Hypocellular Marrow Disorders
Gap analysis of pre-operative anaemia rates in surgical patients in SA hospitals
Romi Sinha*, Kathryn Robinson, Rachel Allden, Sue Ireland
*Corresponding author: Romi Sinha
SA Health, Government of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 1793 (poster) [English]
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HAA-ISHAPD Joint Scientific Meeting 2011 , 30 Oct - 2 Nov 2011, P039
Our aim here was to examine the frequency of pre-operative anaemia in surgical patients in major South Australian (SA) public hospitals.
In our study the overall rate of pre-operative anaemia was 27%, varying markedly between patient groups (from 14% to 55%), and with age and gender. Data linkage is a useful tool to allow planning of PBM initiatives, including the identification of the number of patients who require assessment of pre-operative anaemia, the likely underlying cause of anaemia and the need for referral (e.g. haematology, gastroenterology and nephrology with implementation of anaemia management algorithms), and for the prioritisation of pilot programs.
We are evaluating the predicted probability of transfusion based on pre-operative factors such as age, gender, pre-operative haemoglobin, and type of procedure.
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