Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
CMAJ. 1996 May 15;154(10):1501-8.

Cost of allogeneic and autologous blood transfusion in Canada. Canadian Cost of Transfusion Study Group.

Author information

  • 1Benefit Research Group, Montreal, Que.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the cost, from a societal perspective, of blood transfusion in Canada.

STUDY DESIGN:

Cost-structure analysis.

SETTING:

Data were collected from eight hospitals and from six blood centres operated by the Canadian Red Cross Society in four provinces.

OUTCOME MEASURES:

Costs associated with four stages of transfusion-- collection, production, distribution and delivery--in 1933 were assessed. Costs were divided into the following categories; personnel, purchases, external services, overhead, donors' time, patients' time (for autologous transfusion), wastage and infection.

RESULTS:

The mean overall cost of a transfusion performed on an inpatient basis was $210 per unit of red blood cells for an allogeneic transfusion and $338 per unit of blood for an autologous transfusion. The mean cost of an allogeneic transfusion performed on an outpatient basis was $280 per unit of red blood cells.

CONCLUSION:

The costs determined in this study can be used in future studies comparing the cost-effectiveness of allogeneic transfusion with that of alternative methods.

PMID:
8625000
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1487839
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk