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Blood Transfusions

The number of hospital stays for patients who received blood transfusions increased by 140% (from 1.1 million to nearly 2.7 million) between 1997 and 2007, representing the largest increase in procedures not involving pregnancy or childbirth over the 11-year period.

Blood Transfusions More Than Double Since 1997,” AHRQ News and Numbers, Agency for Healhcare Research and Quality, September 24, 2009, http://www.ahrq.gov/news/nn/nn092409.htm

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October 5, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare, Overuse | ,

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