Study protocol: first nationwide comparative audit of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding in the UK


INTRODUCTION Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common indication for emergency hospitalisation worldwide. In contrast to upper GIB, patient characteristics, modes of investigation, transfusion, treatment and outcomes are poorly described. There are minimal clinical guidelines to inform care pathways and the use of endoscopy, including… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011752


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