How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Treatment of anemia is one of the four pillars of patient blood management programs. Preoperative anemia is common and associated with increased perioperative morbidity after surgery and increased rates of blood transfusion. Effective treatment of preoperative anemia, however, requires advanced screening, diagnosis, and initiation of therapy weeks before elective surgery. Here we describe the development and implementation of a preoperative anemia screening and treatment program at Duke University Hospital.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guinn, NR; Guercio, JR; Hopkins, TJ; Grimsley, A; Kurian, DJ; Jimenez, MI; Bolognesi, MP; Schroeder, R; Aronson, S; Duke Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET),

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 297 - 303

PubMed ID

  • 26592207

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/trf.13426


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States