PATIENT BLOOD MANAGEMENT

Reducing costs & transfusions.

SpecialtyCare’s Patient Blood Management (PBM) program has a history of producing measurable results and signifigantly reducing costs.

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Our Patient Blood Management Services

Hospitals can significantly reduce their direct and indirect costs, while improving patient outcomes when they minimize the use of blood transfusions by implementing a comprehensive blood management program (PBM). Both the American Medical Association and The Joint Commission consider red blood cell transfusion to be among the five most overused procedures, yet it remains one of the most commonly performed medical interventions in U.S. hospitals today.

Unnecessary Risks, Unnecessary Costs

In total, the blood-related cost of care for patients and providers at U.S. hospi­tals has been estimated to be nearly $10 billion each year. Transfused patients have increased rates of morbidity and mortality. They are more likely to suffer from complications and infection, spend more time in the hospital, run a greater chance of being readmitted, and require subsequent surgery more often. This increases avoidable clinical risk and related expense in addition to the direct cost of acquiring and preparing the blood used.

Rigorous and evidence-based patient blood management programs, however, have demonstrated efficacy in both surgical and non-surgical phases of care. PBM strategies, tactics, and processes mitigate risk factors that lead to transfusion and also reduce avoidable and unnecessary transfusions. Minimizing transfusion as a medical intervention has been shown to improve clinical outcomes while decreasing the overall cost of care, resulting in a tangible and significant return on investment for our customers.

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SpecialtyCare’s Patient Blood Management Service Can Help

Because SpecialtyCare’s PBM program has a history of producing measurable results, we developed a pricing model that represents a true partnership. Our customers must achieve documented savings at an agreed upon level in order for us receive our full payment. By doing this, we share in the risk of implementing and managing a program for you that actually results in improvements for your hospital and patients. Our success is tied to yours.

The cornerstones of anemia management, coagulation optimization, interdisciplinary blood conservation, and patient-centered decision-making enable SpecialtyCare to deliver improved clinical outcomes for our customers and patients. Our PBM program includes:

The cornerstones of anemia management, coagulation optimization, interdisciplinary blood conservation, and patient-centered decision-making enable SpecialtyCare to deliver improved clinical outcomes for our customers and patients. Our PBM program includes:

Oversight and management from a full-time, onsite clinical expert to ensure maximum benefits are achieved:

  • Continuous learning and improvement with ongoing educational programs for customer’s medical staff, nursing, and other para­professional personnel
  • Proactive process and behavior modifica­tion through a formal change management program executed with the support of your staff
  • Increased visibility and patient engagement with community outreach, education, and marketing
  • Policies, procedures, standards, forms, proto­cols, patient directives/consents
  • Affiliation with the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)
  • Resources always available via our library of clinical literature
  • Option to include Bloodless Medicine and Surgery service in conjunction with patient blood management program
  • Option of integrating perfusion services with PBM program to gain related clinical effec­tiveness and cost efficiencies from com­bined services

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