Hospital Executives and OR Leaders are Talking About Patient Blood Management: Here’s Why.
Patient blood usage is a topic that hospital executives and OR leaders are discussing more frequently. With the ongoing challenge that hospitals face to improve care quality while reducing direct and indirect costs, blood use represents a significant opportunity to do both. Download the infographic and learn how to separate patient blood usage fact from fiction and why hospital executives and OR leaders like you are focusing on this important initiative.
Patient Blood Management
Customers using our unique Patient Blood Management (PBM) program have seen a reduction in blood-related costs, fewer readmissions, and reduced length of stay. These results stem from our patient-centered commitment to high-quality outcomes that drive both clinical and economic value in healthcare. Drawing on our expertise in cardiovascular perfusion, our program features four cornerstones of care: anemia management, coagulation optimization, interdisciplinary blood conservation modalities, and patient-centered decision-making. We provide both consulting and implementation to help you manage the challenges of change—we are your engaged partner.
The annual blood-related cost of care for patients and providers at U.S. hospitals, much of which could be avoided by a sound patient blood management program
Reduction in blood-related costs our PBM customers have seen in the first year
Fewer readmissions experienced by one of our customers due to PBM program
Reduced length of stay when using patient blood management care plan
TANGIBLE CLINICAL & FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT
In total, the blood-related cost of care for patients and providers at U.S. hospitals has been estimated to be nearly $10 billion each year. Transfused patients have increased rates of morbidity and mortality. They are more likely to suffer from complications and infection, spend more time in the hospital, run a greater chance of being readmitted, and require subsequent surgery more often. This increases avoidable clinical risk and expense and adds to the direct cost of acquiring and preparing the blood used.
Rigorous and evidence-based patient blood management programs, however, have demonstrated efficacy in both surgical and non-surgical phases of care. PBM strategies, tactics, and processes mitigate risk factors that lead to transfusion and also reduce avoidable and unnecessary transfusions. Minimizing transfusion as a medical intervention has been shown to improve clinical outcomes while decreasing the overall cost of care, resulting in a tangible and significant return on investment for our customers.
Because SpecialtyCare’s PBM program has a history of producing measurable results, we developed a pricing model that represents a true partnership. Our customers must achieve documented savings at an agreed upon level in order for us receive our full payment. By doing this, we share in the risk of implementing and managing a program for you that actually results in improvements for your hospital and patients. Our success is tied to yours.
PROGRAM FEATURES & BENEFITS
The cornerstones of anemia management, coagulation optimization, interdisciplinary blood conservation, and patient-centered decision-making enable SpecialtyCare to deliver improved clinical outcomes for our customers and patients. Our PBM program includes:
- Oversight and management from a full-time, onsite clinical expert to ensure maximum benefits are achieved
- Continuous learning and improvement with ongoing educational programs for customer’s medical staff, nursing, and other paraprofessional personnel
- Proactive process and behavior modification through a formal change management program executed with the support of your staff
- Increased visibility and patient engagement with community outreach, education, and marketing
- Policies, procedures, standards, forms, protocols, patient directives/consents
- Affiliation with the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)
- Resources always available via our library of clinical literature
- Option to include Bloodless Medicine and Surgery service in conjunction with patient blood management program
- Option of integrating perfusion services with PBM program to gain related clinical effectiveness and cost efficiencies from combined services
Customers using our PBM program have experienced a 15-20% reduction in blood-related costs within the first full year and, at the same time, improve patient safety, clinical reputation, and regulatory compliance—all of which positively impact revenue linked to patient outcomes.
To help with decisionmaking, here are some of the blood management and transfusion-related resources you can find on our website:
- Transfusion Overuse (SABM)
- Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions
- Influence of Ultrafiltration on RBC Transfusion during CPB
- Effect of Ultrafiltration on End CPB Hematocrit
- Intraoperative Autotransfusion: A Key Blood Management Strategy
- Patient Blood Management Aligns with Value-Based Healthcare Goals
- Effectiveness of ANH and AP on Blood Management (AACP Best Paper)