Prevalence of anaemia before major joint arthroplasty and the potential impact of preoperative investigation and correction on perioperative blood transfusions

E Saleh, D B L McClelland, A Hay, D Semple, T S Walsh

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Preoperative investigation and treatment of anaemia is recommended before orthopaedic surgery. We measured the prevalence of anaemia among admissions presenting for elective major joint arthroplasty (MJA), assessed their transfusion requirements, and investigated factors associated with perioperative blood transfusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-8
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume99
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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