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Table 3 Blood cross matching and utilisation profile for elective patients for whom blood was cross matched for surgical procedures in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, December–February 2017/18 (n = 406)

From: Efficiency of blood utilization in elective surgical patients

Variable Cross matched patients (n) Transfused patients (n) Cross matched units Transfused units C/T ratio TP TI
Department of surgery
 General and vascular 60 6 151 12 12.58 10.00 0.20
 Cardiothoracic 35 5 87 10 8.70 14.29 0.29
 Neurosurgery 41 10 112 23 4.87 24.39 0.56
 Urology/Endourology 65 11 137 21 6.52 16.92 0.32
 Pediatric surgery 34 3 42 4 10.5 8.82 0.12
Orthopedic surgery 89 17 205 33 6.21 19.10 0.37
OBGYN
 Gynecology 49 8 100 13 7.69 16.33 0.27
 Obstetrics 31 2 62 2 31.0 6.45 0.06
ENT 1 0 2 0 .... 0.00 0.00
  1. Key: OBGYN Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT Ear Nose and Throat