J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.
Goals: The aim was to investigate the impact of night-time emergency department (ED) presentation on outcomes of patients admitted for acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH).
Background: The relationship between time of ED presentation and outcomes of gastrointestinal hemorrhage is unclear.
Study: Using the 2016 and 2017 Florida State Inpatient Databases which provide times of ED arrival, we identified and categorized adults hospitalized for UGIH to daytime (07:00 to 18:59 h) and night-time (19:00 to 06:59 h) based on the time of ED presentation. Read More