The clinical and cost effectiveness of thromboelastography/thromboelastometry

Health Quality Improvement Scotland
Record ID 32007000735
Authors' recommendations: Assuming a usage of 200 tests annually, TE appeared to be a clinically and cost-effective intervention, since it was shown to reduce the need for inappropriate transfusions and to decrease blood product requirements, therefore improving the management of transfusion. There was a reduction in the number of deaths, complications and infections, and an increase in the number of years lived and the QALYs gained by patients. As a result of the decrease in the number of transfusions, the usage of blood products and healthcare resources needed to deal with complications and infections and their associated costs, were also reduced. The results of the budget impact analysis showed that, for both cardiac surgery and liver transplantation, savings could be accrued if TE instead of SLTs was used for patient management.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Scotland
MeSH Terms
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Blood Coagulation Tests
  • Thrombelastography
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