Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 4, P793-799, December 1985

Cost Containment and Simplification in the Blood Bank

  • Herbert F. Polesky
    Memorial Blood Center of Minneapolis, 2304 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
    Director, Memorial Blood Center of Minneapolis, and Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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      In the blood bank, patient safety, therapeutic effectiveness of components, and regulatory requirements place limits on procedural changes that could lead to cost savings. Simplification of routine procedures based on clinical relevance can reduce costs. Ongoing evaluation of blood and component usage is a key element in developing programs to improve patient care.
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