GP iron infusions are a growing trend

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

 

More than half of Australian general practices are offering intravenous iron infusions, a new survey suggests.

According to a recent Healthed survey of over 1000 practising GPs, over 60% (61.12%) said they prescribed IV iron for their patients and just over half (52.13%) said they offered IV iron infusions in their practices. It would appear that it is a relatively new phenomena, as the survey also discovered that in most cases the patients had only been given one dose (68.4%), whereas just over a quarter (25.31%) had needed two infusions.

 

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