How Data Analytics Is Reducing Transfusion Use and Length of Hospital Stays
New techniques are revolutionizing transfusions of both whole blood and blood products. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, hospitals can cut back on blood transfusions that are not specifically needed by adopting comprehensive blood management programs for their patients.
Patient blood management involves minimizing blood loss during surgery and returning or recycling the patient's own blood collected either before or during surgery. According to the findings, blood management programs, arrived at with the help of thorough data analytics, can also reduce the length of hospital stays and improve patient outcomes.