Patient Blood Management

Why Participate?

  • Achieve better patient outcomes at lower cost

  • Stay ahead of National Standard 7

  • Compare transfusion practice with your peers

  • Share issues and innovations with your colleagues    

  • Benefit from WA's PBM data expertise    


Select Patient Blood Management on your subscription agreement and return by email to
(Note: it's under Report Only Groups)


$A4,750 for each facility in your network (excl GST)
Note: this is being charged at the special reduced "Report Only Group" rate for 2019 but a workshop is being held. Individual delegate venue fees are billed separately.

Patient Blood Management

Improving Patient Blood Management

18-19 September 2019, Brisbane
Meeting Code HRT1918

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is an evidence-based bundle of care that optimizes medical and surgical patient outcomes by clinically managing and preserving a patient’s blood.

Did you know that Australia is the only country in the world to have national PBM guidelines? National Safety & Quality Standard 7 also mandates that hospitals have a blood management programme and report on its outcomes. What better way to stay ahead than by benchmarking transfusion practice and patient outcomes with your peer hospitals?

The Joint Commission identified transfusion as one of the top 5 overused procedures. Up to 60% of transfusions may be inappropriate and less than 12% beneficial. A recent systematic review showed PBM programmes to be associated with a 39% reduction in transfusion rate and almost half a day reduction in length of stay! The WA PBM programme resulted in cost savings of $80-100M over 5 years.

Can you afford not to do Patient Blood Management?

Despite the Australian guidelines and Patient Blood Management being a national priority, there still exists wide variation in care. PBM is an important safety and quality initiative with the potential to improve patient outcomes whilst also reducing hospital expenditure.

Our Patient Blood Management Group provides an excellent forum for discussion, and a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field and share innovations with our membership.


What do you need to do?
  • Designate a key liaison contact for questions and follow-up
  • Provide data on transfused units
  • Organise a delegation to attend the annual workshop—up to five people
  • Prepare an innovation poster presentation to share
  • Track progress and report on current improvement projects
What does The Health Roundtable do?
  • Works with national and international experts to identify key trends and innovations in PBM
  • Surveys participating health services to identify innovative practices that are already improving PBM.
  • Summarises the meeting and circulates all presentations.
  • Tracks progress on your action.

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