Excess Long-Term Mortality following Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Population-Based Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Crooks2013ExcessLM,
  title={Excess Long-Term Mortality following Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Population-Based Cohort Study},
  author={Colin J Crooks and Timothy Richard Card and Joe West},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether an upper gastrointestinal bleed is an isolated gastrointestinal event or an indicator of a deterioration in a patient's overall health status. Therefore, we investigated the excess causes of death in individuals after a non-variceal bleed compared with deaths in a matched sample of the general population. METHODS AND FINDINGS Linked longitudinal data from the English Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data, General Practice Research Database (GPRD), and Office… CONTINUE READING