In this large retrospective cohort of medicare patients, almost a third had been transfused within a 10 year period. There were regional variations in transfusion rates, with the highest in the south, and the lowest in the west, that could not be explained by patient variables (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.