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Advances in medicine have significantly improved lives and life spans globally. However, these practices have come with their own set of secondary consequences.

Hospital-acquired anemia is one such consequence and is conferred by new medicines, operations, procedures, and tests. In this review, the authors will explore the data on this poorly considered phenomenon and discuss the etiologies, outcomes, and prevention strategies for some of the more prolific causes of hospital-acquired anemia. This study also will review the risks and benefits of treating hospital-acquired anemia.


Martin, N.D. and Scantling, D. (2015) Hospital-Acquired Anemia: A Contemporary Review of Etiologies and Prevention Strategies. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 38(5), p.330–338.

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