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Emergency endoscopy service could be provided

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7502.1272-a (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1272
  1. David S Sanders, consultant gastroenterologist (d.s.sanders28@btopenworld.com),
  2. David P Hurlstone, consultant endoscopist
  1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2 JF

    Editor—Douglass et al describe a failure and diversity in the provision of services for emergency endoscopy throughout the United Kingdom.1 We recently reported our outcomes of upper gastrointestinal bleeds, using the model of a dedicated bleed unit with a 24 hour emergency endoscopy service.2 Our risk adjusted mortality was lower than that described in the National Audit (crude mortality: our unit …

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