Restrictive & liberal blood transfusion: Similar QoL after hip fracture surgery
Blood Transfusion and Overall Quality of Life After Hip Fracture in Frail Elderly Patients-The Transfusion Requirements in Frail Elderly Randomized Controlled TrialJ Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Sep 1;16(9):762-6.
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284 frail, elderly patients who sustained a hip fracture and experienced post-operative anemia following either internal fixation or total hip arthroplasty were randomly assigned to receive either a restrictive (Hb <9.7 g/dL) or liberal (Hb <11.3 g/dL) blood transfusion protocol. The purpose of this study was to compare overall quality of life (OQoL) and ability to perform activities of daily life...
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