[PDF] Guidance on the management of iron deficiency anaemia for primary care professionals

Source:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network - GAIN
Publisher:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN)
Publication date:
31 July 2015

Abstract

Pre-operative anaemia, whether mild or severe, is an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality. Surgery may have to be postponed if treatable anaemia is not corrected promptly. This summary document provides guidance for primary care professionals on the management of anaemia and the avoidance of transfusion.