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Evaluation of the need for endoscopy to identify low-risk patients presenting with an acute upper gastrointestinal bleed suitable for early discharge
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    • Joe Schrieber, Foundation Year 1 doctor
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      • Jennifer Kahan (FY1), Goldie Khera (SPR In Surgery)

    To the Editor,

    We read with interest the paper entitled “Evaluation of the need for endoscopy to identify low-risk patients presenting with an acute upper GI bleed suitable for early discharge” Postgraduate Medicine Journal December 2007; 83: 768-722. The aim of this paper was to audit the safety of two similar protocols used to manage low-risk upper GI bleeding within one trust in Leeds. Both protocols advised...

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