Journal article

Factors influencing the uptake of technologies to minimize perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion: an interview study of national and institutional stakeholders

CJ Treloar, PJ Hewitson, KM Henderson, G Harris, DA Henry, KM McGrath

Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Alternatives to allogeneic blood transfusion exist and are being used to varying extents in Australian hospitals. Evidence on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is generally inconclusive and provides a suboptimal basis for policy development. AIM: To describe the influences on uptake of transfusion technologies as perceived by national and institutional stakeholders. METHODS: Qualitative interview study. Interview transcripts were coded and analysed independently by at least two researchers. Participants had opportunity to comment on their transcript and the manuscript. RESULTS: A total of 71 interviews were conducted with representatives of the media, specialist medical societ..

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