9,650 fewer units transfused in first 18 months nets over $1.6 million blood cost savings for St. Luke's Health System.
Healthcare system reduces blood costs by 21% with first year savings of $3.4 million.
Agressive goal to reduce blood transfusion overuse by 25% achieved in first nine months.
Blood program supports patient safety goals and delivers transfusion cost savings of $5.8 million.
Major academic medical center reduces blood utilization 25%, saves $19.3 million while improving patient outcomes.
Strategic Healthcare Group helps health system decrease blood utilization by 31% and save $6.1 million in acquisition costs while improving quality and patient safety.
In just over two years, Boulder Community Hospital has saved more than $1.7 million in direct costs related to the purchase of blood and improved patient outcomes.
Since 2010, Baptist Health System has achieved purchase cost savings of just under $2 million on blood products alone, with $15.3 million in total savings.
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