The bleeding severity index: validation and comparison to other methods for classifying bleeding complications of medical therapy.

@article{Landefeld1989TheBS,
  title={The bleeding severity index: validation and comparison to other methods for classifying bleeding complications of medical therapy.},
  author={Charles Seth Landefeld and Philip A. Anderson and Lawrence Tim Goodnough and Thomas W. Moir and David L. Hom and M W Rosenblatt and Lee W Goldman},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={711-8}
}
Reports of bleeding complications of medical therapy should be based on valid methods of classification, but the reproducibility of existing methods has not been tested. Therefore, we prospectively studied three methods to classify the severity of bleeding: a purely subjective implicit method, a previously published explicit method using brief criteria, and the bleeding severity index, which is a new explicit method using detailed criteria about the amount, rate, and consequences of bleeding… CONTINUE READING

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