Advanced Surgery Advantage

A data-driven, evidence-based hemostasis optimization program

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Advanced Surgery Advantage provides actionable insights and practical solutions related to intraoperative hemostasis to help health care providers realize marked improvement in clinical efficacy, operational efficiency and financial performance.

In an analysis of 1.6 million surgeries performed in the United States, the average rate of bleeding-related complications was 29.9% across multiple surgical interventions.

In addition to transfusions, patients experiencing bleeding-related complications may also require reoperation, resulting in an increased hospital length of stay.

Live utilization reviews can provide HCPs with areas of opportunity for key improvements in blood management and resource utilization.

Successful implementation may result in transfusion reduction and improved resource allocation.

The Burden of Bleeding


Average rate of bleeding complications during surgery1

10 Days

Length of stay associated with bleeding-related complications or transfusions1


Potential incremental cost of bleeding complications per patient hospitalization for major surgeries1

Bleeding Complications Increase Cost

The Challenge of Surgical Bleeding

Surgical bleeding can lead to complications and increased allogeneic blood utilization creating headwinds to meeting your performance measures.

Surgical bleeds are associated with increased complication rates in1:

Surgical revisions


Length of stay

Increased resource utilization 

Increasing focus on blood management protocols emphasizing intraoperative interventions, including use of topical hemostatic agents, can help mitigate these challenges.

Advanced Surgery Advantage Benefits

What Is Advanced Surgery Advantage?

Advanced Surgery Advantage is a data-driven, evidence-based hemostasis optimization program. It supports hospital initiatives aimed at:

Reducing intraoperative blood loss

Reducing blood transfusions

Optimizing outcomes after surgery

Reducing waste

Cost avoidance

It provides a non-commercial approach to partnering with hospitals in support of their goals and quality initiatives.

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Efficiencies in the Operating Room

Through the Advanced Surgery Advantage Program, we partner with hospitals in support of their goals and quality programs. The Advanced Surgery Advantage Program provides actionable insights and practical solutions related to intraoperative hemostasis that will help healthcare providers realize marked improvements in three, interconnected areas of surgical care:

Clinical efficacy

Financial performance

Operational efficiency

Program Features

Advanced Surgery Advantage offers several potential collaboration opportunities

Live Utilization Review

To help hospitals assess their current state of hemostat utilization, Baxter Medical Affairs conducts unbiased observation reviews of hemostat and sealant use, resulting in a detailed report of findings and improvement opportunities

Health Economic Assessment

To help hospitals quantify potential economic cost savings, Baxter Market Access works with hospitals to create a model to assess potential savings and measure results after implementing improvement opportunities

Patient Blood Management

To help hospitals assess the impact of implementing an intraoperative hemostasis protocol to reduce transfusions, Baxter Market Access supports operating room and blood bank staff in identifying clinical endpoints and evaluation criteria to measure the success of improvement initiatives