TITLE

A DEDICATED OPEN ACCESS GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING UNIT--A 10 YEAR PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR(S)
Thomson, J. M.; Armour, D. L.; Fraser, A.; Masson, J.; Mowat, N. A. G.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding unit has served the adult population of Grampian and the Northern Isles since October 1991. This high dependency unit accepts all with suspected GI haemorrhage and operates a strict management protocol facilitating rapid admission, assessment, and treatment. This study identifies changes in referral patterns, demography and clinical management that influenced outcome over 10 years. Patients requiring transfusion received an average of 3.5 units and a total of 10 974 units of blood were given over 10 years. Referral rates did not change, but the proportion of patients over 70 increased.
ACCESSION #
13219112

 

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