Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score
- Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score (SBS) Screening tool to assess the likelihood that a patient with an acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding will need medical intervention (i.e. blood transfusion and/or endoscopy)
- May be able to identify patients who do not need to be admitted to hospital with upper gastrointestinal bleeding
|Admission risk marker||Score component value|
|≥6·5 <8·0 (18-22.4mg/dL)||2|
|≥8·0 <10·0 (22.4-28mg/dL)||3|
|≥10·0 <25·0 (28-70mg/dL)||4|
|Hemoglobin (g/L) for men|
|Hemoglobin (g/L) for women|
|Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)|
|Pulse ≥100 (per min)||1|
|Presentation with melaena||1|
|Presentation with syncope||2|
In the validation group, scores of 6 or more were associated with a greater than 50% risk of needing an intervention.
- "A risk score to predict need for treatment for uppergastrointestinal haemorrhage"
- Stanley AJ et al. Outpatient management of patients with low-risk upper-gastrointestinal haemorrhage: Multicentre validation and prospective evaluation. Lancet 2009 Jan 3; 373:42.