Transfusions, % patients in month (Percent per month) : by Facility setting

  N Ptnts Rate Lower 95% CL Upper 95% CL
Facility setting Month 325 0.007 0.002 0.022
Free-standing SEP10
OCT10 440 0.009 0.003 0.031
NOV10 516 0.005 0.001 0.020
DEC10 565 0.016 0.006 0.046
JAN11 695 0.019 0.011 0.033
FEB11 782 0.018 0.009 0.038
MAR11 736 0.015 0.007 0.031
APR11 751 0.008 0.004 0.018
MAY11 810 0.021 0.010 0.044
JUN11 835 0.020 0.007 0.054
JUL11 798 0.019 0.011 0.035
AUG11 857 0.020 0.010 0.037
SEP11 878 0.010 0.006 0.018
OCT11 883 0.012 0.006 0.022
NOV11 900 0.008 0.004 0.017
DEC11 697 0.009 0.003 0.021
JAN12 402 0.015 0.006 0.036
FEB12 456 0.016 0.005 0.052
MAR12 490 0.021 0.010 0.046
APR12 495 0.022 0.012 0.043
MAY12 495 0.016 0.006 0.040
JUN12 490 0.011 0.006 0.021
JUL12 419 0.022 0.011 0.043
AUG12 299 0.016 0.006 0.043
Hospital-based SEP10 78 0.020 0.004 0.096
OCT10 125 0.028 0.010 0.081
NOV10 139 0.014 0.003 0.072
DEC10 189 0.025 0.009 0.070
JAN11 213 0.026 0.015 0.046
FEB11 213 0.021 0.010 0.045
MAR11 237 0.035 0.017 0.071
APR11 248 0.038 0.022 0.066
MAY11 254 0.069 0.041 0.115
JUN11 250 0.053 0.024 0.116
JUL11 240 0.052 0.030 0.090
AUG11 242 0.048 0.025 0.096
SEP11 247 0.049 0.027 0.090
OCT11 227 0.059 0.030 0.114
NOV11 227 0.043 0.020 0.095
DEC11 205 0.061 0.032 0.116
JAN12 132 0.046 0.019 0.114
FEB12 158 0.022 0.009 0.050
MAR12 150 0.026 0.014 0.049
APR12 174 0.020 0.011 0.038
MAY12 186 0.025 0.016 0.040
JUN12 188 0.026 0.013 0.052
JUL12 185 0.012 0.003 0.052
AUG12 68 0.021 0.003 0.143

Capture of transfusion events among HD patients is incomplete, although expected to be better in hospital-based units. Shown are the trends in red cell transfusion events within our sample
Facility sample transitioned from DOPPS 4 to 5 in Jan-Apr 2012 (see "Study Sample and Methods").
Source: DOPPS Practice Monitor, August 2013