Estimates of costs of hospital stay for variceal and nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the United States.

@article{Adam2008EstimatesOC,
  title={Estimates of costs of hospital stay for variceal and nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the United States.},
  author={Viviane Adam and Alan N Barkun},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={1-3}
}
OBJECTIVES Variceal (VUGIB) and nonvariceal (NVUGIB) upper gastrointestinal bleeding are prevalent causes of hospitalization. Cost estimates are needed to determine the impact of their contemporary treatments (endoscopic hemostasis and high-dose proton pump inhibition). We determined the costs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding with or without complications (rebleeding). METHODS Charges and length of stay (LOS) were obtained from the United States Nation-wide Inpatient Sample. We defined… CONTINUE READING

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