3 Clinical guidance
This chapter provides clinical guidance in the form of recommendations (based on evidence) and practice points (based on CRG consensus). The guidance is organised around the nine questions that formed the basis of the systematic review. Full details of the findings of the systematic review are given in the accompanying technical report.
This chapter also outlines the need for an algorithm to assess and optimise perioperative haemoglobin (Appendix F), which can be used as a guide to suit the local patient population and health-care resources.