BACKGROUND: Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) accounts for 14% of all red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in the United Kingdom, despite little evidence to guide optimal blood transfusion strategies and few data on the variation in practice. We aimed to survey UK clinicians about their RBC transfusion practice in AUGIB. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A survey describing six clinical vignettes of AUGIB was sent to practicing gastroenterologists, acute care physicians, and upper gastrointe...Expand abstract
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Red blood cell transfusion practice in patients presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a survey of 815 UK clinicians.
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