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The Bleeding Severity Index of Landefeld et al for Bleeding Caused by Medical Therapy

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Landefeld et al described a Bleeding Severity Index (BSI) to classify bleeding occurring as a complication to a medical therapy such as anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy. Using a standardized definition can help compare different therapies or quality of care. The authors are from the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, and Harvard Medical School.

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