Blatchford score | definition of Blatchford score by Medical dictionary
Blatchford score (blach′fŏrd)
[O. Blatchford, contemporary Scottish gastroenterologist]
An assessment tool to determine which patients with upper GI bleeding are likely to rebleed or die from hemorrhage and therefore which patients would benefit from urgent endoscopy.
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Doctors have created the Glasgow Blatchford Score
(GBS), a clinical scoring system to determine the severity of internal bleeding, which will identify low-risk patients who can be treated as outpatients.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary consultant Andrew Stanley led the study into the Glasgow Blatchford Score
, a scale which determines the seriousness of an injury.
The Blatchford score
(an accepted measure of risk in patients with upper GI bleeding) was calculated using both clinical and laboratory data at each patient's presentation.