A clinical audit on the practice of platelet transfusions at a tertiary paediatric referral centre.

A. Rahman A. Jamal, T. S. Hoe, L. C. Ong, I. Afifah, R. Khuzaiah, G. Doraisamy

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Abstract

Platelet transfusions are indicated in a wide variety of clinical conditions especially those with thrombocytopenia. However, without proper clinical practice guidelines, inappropriate transfusions are bound to happen. To ascertain the provision of a quality and appropriate practice of platelet transfusions, an audit study was carried out over a period of one month at the Paediatric Institute, Kuala Lumpur Hospital. A prospective audit was performed during that period whilst a retrospective collection of data was carried out for the previous month for comparison. Based on a set of criteria agreed upon by the audit committee, it was found that in 18.5% (22 of 119) of the cases, the indications for platelet transfusions were inappropriate. The audit committee concluded that there is a need for a more detailed clinical practice guideline for local use to reduce or lower the incidence of inappropriate transfusions of platelets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalThe Malaysian journal of pathology
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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A clinical audit on the practice of platelet transfusions at a tertiary paediatric referral centre. / A. Jamal, A. Rahman; Hoe, T. S.; Ong, L. C.; Afifah, I.; Khuzaiah, R.; Doraisamy, G.

In: The Malaysian journal of pathology, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1998, p. 35-40.

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A. Jamal, A. Rahman ; Hoe, T. S. ; Ong, L. C. ; Afifah, I. ; Khuzaiah, R. ; Doraisamy, G. / A clinical audit on the practice of platelet transfusions at a tertiary paediatric referral centre. In: The Malaysian journal of pathology. 1998 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 35-40.
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