TITLE

THE IMPACT OF A DEDICATED ENDOSCOPY REFERRAL FORM, INCORPORATING THE ROCKALL SCORE, ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL HAEMORRHAGE (UGIH)

AUTHOR(S)
Levison, S. E.; King, M.; Banait, G. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that explores the impact of a dedicated endoscopy referral form, incorporating the rockall score, on the management of patients with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). Acute UGIH has an incidence of 103/100,000 in Great Britain. The Rockall score is a validated means of stratifying severity, and the risk of rebleeding and mortality. The clinical use of this score should facilitate patient management. Incorporating a validated means of patient assessment into clinical practice had a favorable effect on patient management.
ACCESSION #
13218943

 

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