Trends in Hospitalizations With a Red Blood Cell Transfusion, 2000-2013 #215
AHRQ Stats: Hospital Blood Transfusions
From 2000 to 2013, the number of hospital stays that included a red blood cell transfusion increased by nearly 86 percent. The most common inpatient condition requiring a red blood cell transfusion in 2013 was septicemia followed by gastrointestinal hemorrhage. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #215: Trends in Hospitalizations With a Red Blood Cell Transfusion, 2000-2013.)
Kamille A. West, M.D., Marguerite L. Barrett, M.S., Brian J. Moore, Ph.D., Jeffery L. Miller, M.D., and Claudia A. Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.