Implementation of a Preoperative Anemia Clinic Utilizing a Minimal Staffing Model.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
We present a process map for the implementation of a program to treat preoperative anemia utilizing 1 existing anesthesiologist in the preoperative evaluation clinic. In the first 7 months postimplementation, 342 patients were screened for anemia, 166 were diagnosed, and 107 were treated. The mean increase in hemoglobin in treated patients was ~2 g/dL (range 0-4.9 g/dL). Two patients' surgeries were delayed in favor of treatment and 3 surgical patients, who had received 2 complete iron infusions, received an intraoperative transfusion. The total revenue generated for the institution was enough to subsidize the cost of an additional anesthesiologist.
- Mabry, C; Perelman, S; Kim, JT; Blitz, JD
- February 1, 2020
Volume / Issue
- 14 / 3
Start / End Page
- 90 - 94
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States