Western Australia is the international leader in patient blood management

WA researchers have announce that the Patient Blood Management model – initiated by the Western Australian Department of Health in 2008 has resulted in better health outcomes and reduced health costs.

The radical program pioneered and researched in WA has shown spectacular results and is now being adopted internationally.

This is an excellent example of successful health research translation – whereby the evidence, first published in 2008 – was immediately adopted into practice and applied system-wide across the state.

Professor Gary Geelhoed, Chief Medical Officer of WA, and Dr Simon Towler, a former Chief Medical Officer of WA, who is involved with blood management reform at a national level in Australia, discussed the successful translation of this landmark research last week on the Health Report with Dr Norman Swan.

CLICK HERE to listen to the interview.