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Financial impact reports for Patient Blood Management Programs

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Does anyone have any data/statistics on financial impact of a PBM Program for a hospital?  In today's economics, hospitals seem to be wanting to see data that shows more effective use of the financial resources they have at their disposal.  Are PBM Programs proving themselves in this way and if so, how is it determined?
asked Apr 27, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by BGoldstien (180 points)
retagged Jun 4, 2012 by LarryEitel

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Yes there is a lot of data out there showing cost benefits of PBM programs. In a news report from Bangor, Maine it mentioned a doctor started a program in 2007 and in next 3 years saved the hospital $1.5 million per year-that is $4.5 million in 3 years.

Another hospital-larger saved that ( $ 4 million + ) in it's 1st year.

Dr. T. Hannon ( on front page ) saved over $4 million/year at hospital he worked for -10 years ago. He now has helped several more hospitals implement PBM programs.

Dr. Peterson (?) from Jackson, Mississippi -they saved over $400,000 in less than 9 months in their orthopedic dept alone. He had personally gone from over 80% blood use to 5% in 6 months and 2% at 9 months after implementing blood conservation in his dept ( dept went from 43% to 8% in 6 months ).  The 1st thing they stopped 100% was predonating your own blood ( autologous blood transfusions ).

Other studies shown on this website show cost advantages of PBM.

 

According to Axel Hofmann ME - now in Australia- the real cost of blood transfusions in the U.S including extra costs for adverse reactions is Not the $5 billion claimed but actually is $40 billion.
answered Jul 25, 2012 by pnutts (1,820 points)

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