IMPLICATIONS: Up to 35% of patients scheduled for elective surgery are found to be anemic (hemoglobin <13.0 g/dL) on preadmission testing. There are no guidelines for the evaluation and management for these patients. To address this unmet medical need, a panel of multidisciplinary experts was convened. A clinical care pathway for the screening, evaluation, and management of anemia in the elective surgery patient is presented.
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