Documentation of consent for blood transfusion

C. Hennessy, M. Borosak, L. Bielby, L.J. Stevenson, B. Glazebrook

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In 2012, 110 hospitals reported on consent policy against national guidelines, with 105 (95%) including a statement on blood transfusion. Of the 103 hospitals (1788 transfusion episodes) that participated in the consent practice component, 89 specified the method of consent used; 46 (52%) had a specific transfusion consent form and achieved compliance of 90% compared to 43–69% for most other methods. The consent audit shows that a specific blood consent form achieved a high rate of medical record documentation compliance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1446
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • blood
  • consent
  • documentation
  • transfusion

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