Selection of patients for early discharge or outpatient care after acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. National Audit of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage.

@article{Rockall1996SelectionOP,
  title={Selection of patients for early discharge or outpatient care after acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. National Audit of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage.},
  author={Tim A. Rockall and Richard F.A. Logan and H. Brendan Devlin and Timothy C. Northfield},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1996},
  volume={347 9009},
  pages={1138-40}
}
BACKGROUND Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage is a common medical emergency and hospital admission has usually been regarded as obligatory until the risk of further haemorrhage has receded. This policy means that some patients at low risk stay in hospital for longer than is necessary especially when diagnostic endoscopy is delayed. We attempted to identify patients who had negligible risk of further bleeding or death and for whom early discharge or even outpatient management would be… CONTINUE READING

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