SPOTLIGHT: Margin of Excellence – Blood Utilization

July 20, 2017

Blood and blood products are crucial, life-saving commodities used in a wide range of medical procedures, including cardiac and orthopedic surgeries, trauma care and chronic medical conditions. However, blood is also expensive, where one unit can total up to $1,000.

Particularly with the magnifying glass now on healthcare costs, these are dollars that no health system can afford to waste. A new Premier benchmarking report finds hospitals are making significant strides to optimize blood use and outlines strategies and solutions providers can use to implement successful blood utilization programs.

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