This is a report about the successful implementation of the Patientbloodmanagent in Germany and Prof. Zacharowski as well as the business trip of his life with shocking facts about transfusions in his bag.
This year 2016 president Obama and vice Biden awarded German physicians Prof. Kai Zacharowski with Humanitarian Award for Patient Safety.
Patient Safety Movement Foundation awarded Prof. Kai Zacharowski besides US President Barack Obamaand Vice President Joe Biden for his important contribution to reducing preventable patient deaths. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation set the goal to massively reduce the number of preventable deaths of hospital patients worldwide by 2020. ….The Congress was attended by 250 international experts in medicine and politics, including former US President Bill Clinton. The study group from Germany travelled with representatives from 4 university hospitals (Frankfurt, Bonn, Kiel and Muenster). The group recently completed its study on Patient Blood Management with 129,000 patients. www.patientbloodmanagement.de/en/events
This is an older comment of 2013 of Prof emeritus Gombotz an anaesthesiologist, from Austrian hospital Linz an,who was one of the initiators of the Austrian benchmark study that already has been mentioned by Orphancrow
"Gombotz: Actually we should be grateful to Jehovah's Witnesses,because we have learned to make do with less blood transfusions inthe same or better disease. Of course there are emergencies in whicheven the best blood management does not help and you have to transfuse. Until that happens, however, you have many options".
In Austria PBM was implemented 2006 in the Austrian Hospital Linz. In 2007 the Austrian benchmark study by Gombotz H, Rehak PH, Shander A, Hofmann A: Blood use in elective surgery: the Austrian benchmark study. Transfusion2007, 47(8):1468-1480.
It was trigger for a movement. It was a benchmarkstudy of several
hospitals in Austria in cooperation with Australia, and USA. It
showed the blood is given to fast. WestAustralia implmeneted the PBM fast. Hofmann and Shander were payed millions of dollars for their consultant activity as has been reported by Orphancrow.
More about Hofmanns and co consultant activity later on this channel
The WHO has taken over this concept and since 2011 the Patient Blood Management is to be implemented worldwide. Many countries already implement the system. West-Australia, Holland, England. Austria however stopped implementation because the fear of loosing blood donors and because the voluntary Red Cross is financed via blood donations.
So it came that the Austrian benchmark study is not part of the below list, obviously it has not been published (?) acccording to the comment at patientbloodmanagement.de. But it is mentioned as the first scientific report or benchmark study.
The following is a list of the actual valid scientific publications about effects of blood transfusion as seen on the german site of patientbloodmanagement.de