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The Perioperative Anaemia Management in Severn (PAMS) Project

The Perioperative Anaemia Management in Severn (PAMS) Project examined both PQIP data from three sites in the region, and their local guidelines for preoperative anaemia management.

It's aims were to:

  • Establish the proportion of patients with preoperative anaemia in the Severn region

  • Identity differences in transfusion rates, length of hospital stay and complications between anaemic patients and non-anemic patients

  • Appreciate differences in the management of preoperative anaemia throughout the region, and identify any impact on patient outcomes

  • Identify any variance in practice that would be amenable to a Quality Improvement process

  • Empower local health care providers to initiate change in their local institutions

We found:

  • A high prevalence of anaemia in patients presenting for elective surgery across the South West (32%).

  • Significant variation in practice for managing preoperative anaemia

We are pleased to announce that PAMS will be presented at the RCoA Anaesthesia conference on 22-24th May

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