Dr. Colin J. Crooks discusses his manuscript "Reductions in 28-Day Mortality Following Hospital Admission for Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage."

The 28-day mortality in England following both nonvariceal and variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage decreased from 1999 to 2007, and the reduction had been partly obscured by changes in patient age and comorbidities. Our findings indicate that the overall management of bleeding has improved within the first 4 weeks of admission.