Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in west of Scotland: case ascertainment study.

@article{Blatchford1997AcuteUG,
  title={Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in west of Scotland: case ascertainment study.},
  author={Oliver Blatchford and Leslie A Davidson and William R. Murray and Marc A Blatchford and Jill P. Pell},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1997},
  volume={315 7107},
  pages={510-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence and case fatality of acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the west of Scotland and to identify associated factors. DESIGN Case ascertainment study. SETTING All hospitals treating adults with acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the west of Scotland. SUBJECTS 1882 patients aged 15 years and over treated in hospitals for acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage during a six month period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Incidence of acute upper… CONTINUE READING

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