What are the target hemoglobin levels for red blood cell transfusion among hemodynamically stable adult patients?

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Why is this study important?

Transfusion is a common therapeutic intervention in the emergency department (ED) with relatively clear indications for hemodynamically unstable patients suffering acute blood loss. However, practice management of hemodynamically stable anemic patients varies. This clinical practice guideline (CPG) summarizes the most recent evidence for transfusion in this latter population, and it also provides a statement on the age of the red blood cell (RBC) units.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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