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Doctors have done a complete 180 on one of the most common procedures in America
Yahoo! News

Specifically, 12% of hospital patients who underwent some procedure had a blood transfusion.

That’s more than needed breathing machines and echocardiograms, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

But evidence is mounting that a substantial portion of blood transfusions are not necessary. That means some patients are taking on risks and costs for a procedure that isn’t really helping them.