Saturday, December 21, 2013

Omaha-area hospitals improved patient safety, saved $1M in 2012 by conserving blood

Physicians in Omaha and across the country, as a result of years of study, revised guidelines and hospital education programs, increasingly are choosing not to order blood for patients who previously would have routinely gotten a couple of units of red blood cells. That shift, medical experts say, improves patient safety and reduces costs.

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