Long-term mortality unchanged by liberal blood transfusions in older hip surgery patients
Liberal versus restrictive blood transfusion strategy: 3-year survival and cause of death results from the FOCUS randomised controlled trialLancet. 2014 Dec 9. pii: S0140-6736(14)62286-8.
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Two thousand and sixteen patients over the age of 50 undergoing hip fracture surgery at 47 different hospitals in the United States of America and Canada were randomized to receive either liberal blood transfusions, to maintain hemoglobin level at or above 100g/L, or restrictive blood transfusions, for patients with symptoms of anemia or if hemoglobin levels were below 80g/L. Mortality rates and c...
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