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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Platelet transfusion status categorized by clinical department

Departments N % Platelet count before transfusion (×109/L) Appropriate Inappropriate


N % N %
Hemato-oncology 80 20.8 24.0 57 71.2 23 28.8
Emergency department 73 19.0 32.5 45 61.6 28 38.4
Pediatrics* 45 11.7 17.4 28 62.2 17 37.8
Thoracic & cardiovascular surgery 37 9.6 89.2 23 62.2 14 37.8
Nephrology 28 7.3 29.4 23 82.1 5 17.9
Pulmonology 23 6.0 51.1 14 60.9 9 39.1
Liver center 15 4.0 50.5 5 33.3 10 66.7
Neurosurgery 13 3.4 78.5 8 61.5 5 38.5
General surgery 12 3.1 39.8 9 75.0 3 25.0
Infectiology 12 3.1 30.1 7 58.3 5 41.7
Gastroenterology 12 3.1 36.3 8 66.7 4 33.3
Obstetrics and gynecology 9 2.3 64.7 5 55.6 4 44.4
Cardiology 7 1.8 50.3 5 71.4 2 28.6
Orthopedic surgery 4 1.0 44.8 4 100 0 0
Others 14 3.6 6 42.9 8 57.1

*Pediatrics is divided into pediatric hematopoietic oncology, pediatric respiratory medicine, pediatric endocrine medicine, pediatric heart center and neonatal clinic, Others include family medicine, urology, neurology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology.

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