Maturity Assessment model for Patient Blood Management to assist hospitals in improving patients’ safety and outcomes. The MAPBM project

Elvira Bisbe 1Albert Garcia-Casanovas 2Carles Illa 3Jordi Varela 4Misericordia Basora 5Marta Barquero 6Maria J Colomina 7Lucia González 3Axel Hofmann 8 9MAPBM Working Group (listed in Appendix 1) 10


Background: Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence-based care bundle with proven ability to improve patients’ outcomes by managing and preserving the patient’s own blood. Since 2010, the World Health Organisation has urged member states to implement PBM. However, there has been limited progress in developing PBM programmes in hospitals due to the implicit challenges of implementing them. To address these challenges, we developed a Maturity Assessment Model (MAPBM) to assist healthcare organisations to measure, benchmark, assess in PBM, and communicate the results of their PBM programmes. We describe the MAPBM model, its benchmarking programme, and the feasibility of implementing it nationwide in Spain.

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