Published online Jun 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i22.3466
Revised: March 27, 2013
Accepted: April 3, 2013
Published online: June 14, 2013
Core tip: This study verified the advantages of the Rockall score in predicting the outcomes of the elderly patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and assessed its clinical usefulness and prognostic value in rebleeding, surgery and mortality. The results suggest that the Rockall scoring system had satisfactory validity for the prediction of rebleeding, surgery and mortality in patients with acute non-variceal UGIB, and there was a positive linear correlation between the clinical Rockall scores and patient outcomes in terms of rebleeding, surgery and mortality.