Implementing Albumin Criteria for Use: Impact on Patient Outcomes and Financial Implications
Project Description: At UF Health Shands Hospital, we undertook a complete review of our albumin use with a specific focus on our adult critically ill patients and transplant recipients. This review was initiated due to the high and increasing annual medication spend for this therapy at our institution. A group of clinical experts representing all the key stakeholders for this therapy were assembled and included surgery, anesthesia, pulmonary, nephrology, transplant, burn, internal medicine, and pharmacy. After reviewing our current practice and the available evidence, criteria for use were developed and approved by our Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
QPI: Stephen, Lemon, (email@example.com)
UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None
MeSH Keywords: Pharmacology, Quality of Health Care, Resuscitation