OBJECTIVES: To examine the use of endoscopy in the UK for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) and compare with published standards. To assess the organisation of endoscopy services for AUGIB in the UK. To examine the relationship between outcomes and out of hours (OOH) service provision. DESIGN: Multi-centre cross sectional clinical audit. SETTING: All UK hospitals accepting admissions with AUGIB. PATIENTS: All adults (>or=16 yrs) presenting with AUGIB between 1st May and 30th J...Expand abstract
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Use of endoscopy for management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the UK: results of a nationwide audit.
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