Comparison of point-of-care hemoglobin meters in anemic patients in perioperative and critical care settings

  • Alan ChanEmail author
  • Ryan Lett



The authors of this study thank the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for funding and authorization of the study, SCHAAN Healthcare Products Inc. for the generous donation of HemoCue cuvettes, STARS Air Ambulance for loaning the i-STAT and cartridges during the completion of the study, as well as Siemens AG for supplying the EPOC cartridges.

Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Gregory L. Bryson, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


This work was funded by the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Saskatchewan College of MedicineSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyRegina General HospitalReginaCanada

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