In 2010, Blood Transfusion Most Frequent Hospital Procedure

pb logoTHURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) — The most frequent procedure performed during hospitalization in 2010 was blood transfusion, which was common among all age groups except for infants, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Anne Pfuntner, from the AHRQ in Rockville, Md., and colleagues used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample to examine the most common procedures performed during hospital stays in the United States in 2010.

The full article is located at Physician’s Briefing

The statistical brief is located at Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

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