WA Dept of Health Patient Blood Management (PBM) program

The Western Australia Department of Health comprehensive health-system-wide Patient Blood Management (PBM) program has demonstrated improved patient outcomes and reduced costs. Results from four major adult tertiary care hospitals show a 28% reduction in hospital mortality, a 15% reduction in average hospital length of stay, a 21% decrease in hospital-acquired infections and a 31% decrease in the incidence of heart attack or stroke. The use of blood products was reduced by 41% during the study period.

Read the study here and listen to the ABC Health Report: Better blood transfusions about the program here.