Priority 2 from the Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can health professionals be discouraged from using blood inapproriately? (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0063/2
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence Hibbs SP, Nielsen ND, Brunskill S, Doree C, Yazer MH, Kaufman RM, et al. The impact of electronic decision support on transfusion practice: a systematic review. Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 2015;29(1):14-23.
Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What systems can we put in place to limit unnecessary use of blood and blood products on the ICU? ~ Red cell transfusion: dose, frequency, end points, outcome, home vs. hospital, efficacy in patients with chronic malignant haematologic diseases ~ Transfusion is a quick fix, but is it always the best fix? ~ Should blood and blood product transfusion in trauma be better applied in NHS hospitals? ~ Is current guidance actually being followed? ~ Who should decide that a patient should receive a blood transfusion?
Submitted by 14 blood donors ~ 8 relatives or carers of blood recipients  ~ 25 health professionals ~ 2 unknown ~ 1 other
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0063
PSP name Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 51  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2018