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J Ren Care. 2008 Jun;34(2):54-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2008.00014.x.

A successful anaemia management algorithm that achieves and maintains optimum haemoglobin status.

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Duchess of Cornwall Renal Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, UK.


The paper describes the need for the introduction of an anaemia management algorithm. It discussed the problems which the unit had in constant reviewing and re-prescribing ESA to maintain optimum haemoglobin levels for the unit's patients. The method used to create and use the algorithm is explained. The findings demonstrate the beneficial effects of using the algorithm. The paper concludes with the recommendation that algorithms should be more widely used for better treatment outcomes.

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