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​Scientific literature on PBM


  • Leahy, M.F., et al., Improved outcomes and reduced costs associated with a health-system–wide patient blood management program: a retrospective observational study in four major adult tertiary-care hospitals. Transfusion, 2017, doi:10.1111/trf.14006 [Free full paper]
  • Gombotz, H. et al., Gender disparities in red blood cell transfusion in elective surgery: a post hoc multicentre cohort study, BMJ Open 2016;6:e012210. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012210  [Free full paper]
  • Rohde, J.M., et al., Health care-associated infection after red blood cell transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA, 2014.311(13): p. 1317-26. [Free full paper]
  • Leahy, M.F., et al., A pragmatic approach to embedding patient blood management in a tertiary hospital. Transfusion, 2014. 54(4): p. 1133-45 [Free full paper]
  • Farmer, S.L., et al., Drivers for change: Western Australia Patient Blood Management Program (WA PBMP), World Health Assembly (WHA) and Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA). Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol, 2013. 27(1): p. 43-58 [Free full paper]
  • Gombotz, H., Zacharowski, K., Spahn, D. Patient Blood Management, 2013 Georg Thieme Verlag KG, ISBN: 9783131706218
  • Villanueva, C., et al., Transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. N Engl J Med, 2013. 368(1): p. 11-21 [Free full paper]
  • Carson, J.L., Carless P.A., and Hebert P.C., Transfusion thresholds and other strategies for guiding allogeneic red blood cell transfusion. Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2012. 4: p. CD002042 [Abstract]
  • Hofmann, A., Farmer S., and Towler S.C., Strategies to pre- empt and reduce the use of blood products: an Australian perspective. Current opinion in anaesthesiology, 2012. 25(1): p. 66-73 [Abstract]
  • Kotze, A., Carter L.A., and Scally A.J., Effect of a patient blood management programme on preoperative anaemia, transfusion rate, and outcome after primary hip or knee arthroplasty: a quality improvement cycle. British journal of anaesthesia, 2012. 108(6): p. 943-52 [Free full paper]
  • Hofmann, A., Farmer S., and Shander A., Five drivers shifting the paradigm from product-focused transfusion practice to patient blood management. The Oncologist, 2011. 16 Suppl 3: p. 3-11 [Free full paper]
  • Isbister, J.P., et al., Adverse blood transfusion outcomes: establishing causation. Transfusion medicine reviews, 2011. 25(2): p. 89-101 [Free full paper]
  • World Health Organization Global Forum for Blood Safety: Patient Blood Management. 2011 [Free full paper]
  • Sixty-Third World HealthAssembly WHA63.12,Agenda item 11.17,21 May 2010- Availability, safety and quality of blood products. 2010 [Free full paper]
  • Marik, P.E. and Corwin H.L., Efficacy of red blood cell transfusion in the critically ill: a systematic review of the literature. Crit Care Med, 2008. 36(9): p. 2667-74 [Abstract]
  • Gombotz, H., et al., Blood use in elective surgery: the Austrian benchmark study. Transfusion, 2007. 47(8): p. 1468-80 [Abstract]