Letters To The Editor

In reference to “Patient‐Centered Blood Management”

© 2014 Society of Hospital Medicine

There is one thing I would like to add to the flowsheet for management of preoperative anemia that Hohmuth et al.[1] have incorporated into their recent review titled Patient‐Centered Blood Management. Anemia of chronic disease, now called anemia of chronic inflammation,[2] is still a diagnosis of exclusion, and I would recommend a hematology evaluation before the final step of starting somebody on erythropoietic agents.


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