Using diagnostic meta-analysis to inform decision making for risk scoring systems

K. Dworzynski, V. Pollit, T. Reason, A. Kelsey & B. Higgins
Background: Our guideline development centre received a commission to produce a UK guideline on management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Two prognostic scoring systems are currently used to identify those patients at high risk for mortality. The guideline development group (GDG) asked whether[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]