Restrictive Red Blood Cell Transfusion Strategy May Reduce HAI Risk

Patients who receive a restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy experience a lower risk of healthcare-associated infections than patients who receive a liberal red blood cell transfusion strategy, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers defined restrictive RBC as the degree of hemoglobin threshold being less than 7 grams per deciliter.

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They examined data of more than 7,500 patients and found the pooled risk of all HAIs in the restrictive RBC group was 11.8 percent, and the risk in the liberal group was 16.9 percent.

Researchers suggest restrictive RBC transfusion strategies may help reduce HAI events.

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