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Title: Third workshop on the use and abuse of blood and blood products in clinical settings : report on a WHO workshop, Annecy, France 28-30 January 1999
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The Workshop on the use and abuse of blood and blood products in clinical settings is related to the concept of continuous quality of care development (QCD), which focuses on outcomes of care, cost-effectiveness and optimal use of resources. The effective use of blood is an integral component of health care reforms, as the inappropriate use of blood and blood products represents a major risk for the population, in addition to augmenting the cost of health care services. The First Workshop, held in June 1996, was part of the project for emergency aid for improvement of the blood supply in Albania. The Second Workshop, held in February 1998, expanded the programme, and included an in-depth look at the adequate use of blood and blood products in obstetrics and perinatology, as well as clinical assessment and quality management. This Third Workshop focused on development and implementation of the recommendations from the Second Workshop, concentrating on results of data collection for monitoring, evaluation and feedback in the areas of cardiac surgery and obstetrics, and the use of blood products. An overview was made of the achievement in specific projects involving Albania and Romania
Description: EURO
English only
45 p.
Subject: Blood Transfusion
Biological products
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Quality of Health Care
Data Collection
Information Systems
Europe, Eastern
Asia, Central
Context: utilization
metadata.dc.subject.other: Medical Technology and Radiation Medicine
Gov't Doc #: EUR/00/5016767
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