Shenoy, A. H.; Krishnan, N. V. R.; Foster, D. N.; Quest, L. J.; Sharma, R. K.; Mohammed, F.; George, R.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA76
Academic Journal
Patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) fall into 2 groups: First, those with high risk of death in whom aggressive management may reduce the mortality and second, those with little risk of death who can be discharged early to reduce in-hospital healthcare costs. In this study, patients admitted with AUGIB from September 2001 to August 2003 were studied. Episodes that did not require endoscopic assessment were excluded. The study concludes that a protocol based management of AUGIB can result in reduction in in-hospital stay but only a modest reduction in mortality.


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