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Table 7 Estimated costs of included RBC transfusion events between April 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016

From: A retrospective observational analysis of red blood cell transfusion practices in stable, non-bleeding adult patients admitted to nine medical-surgical intensive care units

Variable Frequency (n) Total Costs1 ($ CAD)
RBC transfusion events with pre-transfusion hemoglobin values 4487 2.99M
Cost savings from eliminating transfusions with:
 Pre-transfusion hemoglobin value ≥ 100 g/L 79 52,622
 Pre-transfusion hemoglobin value ≥ 90 g/L 244 162,528
 Pre-transfusion hemoglobin value ≥ 85 g/L 441 293,750
 Pre-transfusion hemoglobin value ≥ 80 g/L 885 589,499
 Pre-transfusion hemoglobin value ≥ 75 g/L 1626 1.08 M
 Pre-transfusion hemoglobin value ≥ 70 g/L 2739 1.82 M
  1. 1Estimates assume that the cost of a RBC unit is $666.10; all costs are reported in 2017 CAD