A bleeding risk index for estimating the probability of major bleeding in hospitalized patients starting anticoagulant therapy.

@article{Landefeld1990ABR,
  title={A bleeding risk index for estimating the probability of major bleeding in hospitalized patients starting anticoagulant therapy.},
  author={Charles Seth Landefeld and E. DiRee McGuire and M W Rosenblatt},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={569-78}
}
PURPOSE To construct and test prospectively a bleeding risk index for estimating the probability of major bleeding in hospitalized patients starting long-term anticoagulant therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In an inception cohort of 617 patients starting long-term anticoagulant therapy in one hospital, data were gathered retrospectively and bleeding was classified using reliable explicit criteria. We constructed a bleeding risk index by identifying and weighting independent predictors of major… CONTINUE READING

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