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Question: In the Operating Room, is "Estimated Blood Loss" for PRBC'S considered transfusion criteria?


This question has follow-up question(s): Can estimated blood loss (EBL) be used for the data element pre-transfusion hemoglobin/hematocrit.

Answer:

If EBL is only listed within the OR record, it would not be considered a clinical indication. However, if EBL is mentioned in documentation as the reason blood was given, select "3".

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
Related documents: BM-02,

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