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International experts emphasize Patient Blood Management (PBM) extends beyond appropriate transfusion1. PBM is evidence-based care that optimises outcomes by managing a patient’s own blood. Despite this, much emphasis is placed on appropriate transfusion practices2-4. This may be because there are 68 randomised controlled trials (RCT) investigating thresholds for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion5. [ ... ]

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Kevin M. Trentino - School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Data and Digital Innovation, East Metropolitan Health Service, Perth, Australia

Hamish S. Mace - Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Australia; Division of Emergency Medicine, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Michael F. Leahy - Department of Haematology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth Australia

Frank M. Sanfilippo - School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Shannon L. Farmer - Department of Haematology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth Australia; Medical School and Division of Surgery, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Kevin Murray - School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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