Table 2.

Comparison of investigation, transfusion and outcome between cohorts.

CharacteristicControl periodIntervention periodp-value
Total number of units transfused571431<0.001
Units tranfused by division
  • Medicine

317245 
  • Surgery

10676
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology

9879 
Appropriate management of haematinic deficiency
  • Haematinics checked, %

52.0968.60.0004
  • Patients receiving IV iron, n

17260.043
Avoidance of over transfusion
  • Mean pre-transfusion haemoglobin, g/L

77.875.30.068
  • Mean post-transfusion Hb, g/L

95.8392.930.015
  • Hb increment >20 g above target, %

27150.004
  • Mean number of units transfused per patient

2.171.52
  • Single unit transfusion, %

17.2229.430.001
  • Two unit transfusion, %

63.2553.730.035
Mean length of stay, days12.811.8