PBM consensus conference 2018 publication


The conference paper from the 2018 consensus conference on Patient Blood Management (PBM) has recently been published in JAMA 2019; 321(10):983-997. The conference defined the current status of the PBM evidence base for practice and research purposes and established clinical and research recommendations for preoperative anemia, RBC transfusion thresholds for adults, and implementation of PBM programs. The conference also proposed a need for additional research for accepted definitions and haemoglobin thresholds.