With competing demands on commissioners, why should the focus be on anaemia? Clinically and economically it makes sense to introduce and/or formalise simple pre-emptive care measures into existing care processes before patients with anaemia reach the point of needing blood transfusion. Blood is clearly a limited resource and ideally transfusion should be reserved for emergencies.
Our disease insight report, Anaemia: Opportunities in surgical care, has been produced to focus attention on methods of substantially improving the burden of pre-operative care for patients with anaemia and the unnecessary strain that this places on NHS resources.
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