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Scoring System for Identifying Patients Likely to Have Serious Disease Prior to Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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Gastroenterology

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Description:

Mann et al developed a scoring system in 1983 to help identify patients likely to have a significant finding on upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy. This was hoped to improve the cost effectiveness of the procedure by reducing unnecessary medical procedures, but it can also be used to prioritize patients at higher risk. The original scoring system was simplified to make the score calculation easier.

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