Patient Blood Management (PBM) in Switzerland
SITUATION IN SWITZERLAND
Broad acceptance in the scientific community and the evident advantages for patients, hospitals and the health care system have led to the introduction of PBM programmes in many countries. Although PBM has been met with great interest in Switzerland, it has only been introduced to a limited extent in most hospitals. The reasons for this include the complexity of the task with its multidisciplinary approach and the interprofessional collaborations between general practitioner, surgeon and hospital organisation. Vifor Pharma Switzerland supports hospitals in implementing PBM programmes.
POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF PBM IN SWITZERLAND
By introducing PBM in Switzerland, quality of treatment can be improved significantly. Extrapolation of results from Australia to Switzerland predicts that if PBM were implemented comprehensively, it would result, among other things, in a reduction of 13 000 cases in infections in hospitals, over 2 million fewer days spent in hospital, and a decrease of about 9000 cases per year in hospital deaths.15
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- PBM Exigo App (available for free from the iOS App Store /Google Play Store)