Healthcare costs are seriously impacted by Retained Blood Syndrome (RBS). What’s worse, RBS patients suffer double the mortality rate and experience on average 5.8 days longer length of stay.15
1 Dexur Medicare claims data analysis 2017-2020.
2 Average 90 day cost of care per hospitalization difference with and without Retained Blood.
3 Packed Red Blood Cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Cryoprecipitate, and Platelets
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