Blood Transfusion - 3 2015 (July - September)
Pre-operative anaemia: prevalence, consequences and approaches to management
Authors:  Manuel Muñoz, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, Arturo Campos, Joaquín Ruiz, Giancarlo M. Liumbruno
Pages:  370-379
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2015; 13: 370-9
Doi:  10.2450/2015.0014-15
Published online:  16/06/2015

Prevalence of pre-operative anaemia
A recent study, using public data from 187 countries worldwide and World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of anaemia (Table I), found a significant decrement in the global prevalence of anaemia, which decreased from 40.2% in 1990 to 32.9% in 2010, though the prevalence varied widely across regions1. However, a lower prevalence of mild and moderate anaemia accounted for most of the reduction, while the prevalence of severe anaemia remained largely unchanged1. [...]

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