A preliminary, partial report of this work was presented at the American Society of Hematology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2008: Shander A, Hofmann A, Ozawa S, Javidroozi M. The true cost of red blood cell transfusion in surgical patients. Blood 2008;112: Abstract 3045.
Activity-based costs of blood transfusions in surgical patients at four hospitals
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2009
© 2009 American Association of Blood Banks
Volume 50, Issue 4, pages 753–765, April 2010
How to Cite
Shander, A., Hofmann, A., Ozawa, S., Theusinger, O. M., Gombotz, H. and Spahn, D. R. (2010), Activity-based costs of blood transfusions in surgical patients at four hospitals. Transfusion, 50: 753–765. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2009.02518.x
Funding to support this research, including ABC software development and manuscript preparation, was provided by the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), made possible by a grant from Centocor Ortho Biotech Services, LLC. Janssen-Cilag AG and Janssen-Cilag GmbH also contributed funding for research conducted in Europe.
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2009
- Received for publication July 7, 2009; revision received September 24, 2009, and accepted September 28, 2009.
APPENDIX S1. Alphabetical list of COBCON participants
APPENDIX S2. Activity-based costing: process flow diagram (LEVEL 1: Surgical patients—allogeneic blood transfusion)
APPENDIX S3. Activity-based costing: process flow diagram (LEVEL 2: Surgical patients—administering & monitoring transfusion on ward)
TABLE S1. Hospital blood bank supply management for RBCs
TABLE S2. Pre-transfusion processes
TABLE S3. Patient blood testing processes
TABLE S4. Specific transfusion consent form
TABLE S5. Issuing and delivering components from blood bank to transfusion sites
TABLE S6. Administering and monitoring transfusions
TABLE S7. Managing acute transfusion reactions and hemovigilance
TABLE S8. Post-transfusion logistics
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