Table 1

Emergency department physician's definitions of ‘massive transfusion’

Massive transfusion definitionFrequency of response (%)
>10 unit, replacement of patients blood volume, >50% replacement of patients blood volume in 3 h5/32 (16)
Didn't know7/32 (22)
>40 ml/kg1/32 (3)
>4 units2/32 (6)
>5 units2/32 (6)
>6 units8/32 (25)
>8 units1/32 (3)
>20 units1/32 (3)
Continuous transfusion1/32 (3)
Transfusion until coagulation is deranged1/32 (3)
>60% patients blood volume1/32 (3)
>50% patients blood volume2/32 (6)