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Table 5 Blood transfusion status and outcome of patients for surgical procedures in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, December–February 2017/18 (n = 406)

From: Efficiency of blood utilization in elective surgical patients

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Transfusion status
 Yes 62 15.3
 No 344 84.7
Time of transfusion
 Preoperative 17 4.2
 Intraoperative 21 5.2
 Postoperative 9 2.2
 Preoperative and Postoperative 1 0.2
 Intraoperative and Postoperative 6 1.5
 No transfusion 352 86.7
Preoperative hemodynamic status
 Stable 405 99.8
 Unstable with compensated shock 1 0.2
Estimated blood loss (in ml)
 < 750 373 91.9
 750–1500 24 5.9
 1500–2000 8 2.0
 2000–3000 1 0.2
Type of anesthesia
 General anesthesia 277 68.2
 Local anesthesia 129 31.8
Education level of operating surgeon
 Consultant 307 75.6
 Fellow 22 5.4
 Senior resident 60 14.8
 Junior resident 17 4.2
Outcome of patient
 Transferred to ICU 27 6.7
 Transferred to ward 379 93.3