Table 1

Variables comprising the Oakland score

PredictorScore component value
Age
 <400
 40–691
 ≥702
Gender
 Female0
 Male1
Previous LGIB admission
 No0
 Yes1
DRE findings
 No blood0
 Blood1
Heart rate
 <700
 70–89
1
 90–1092
 ≥1103
Systolic blood pressure
 <905
 90–1194
 120–1293
 130–1592
 ≥1600
Haemoglobin (g/L)
 <7022
 70–8917
 90–10913
 110–1298
 130–1594
 ≥1600
  • Patients scoring ≤8, with no other indications for hospital admission are suitable for immediate discharge from Accident and Emergency and outpatient investigation.

  • DRE, digital rectal examination; LGIB, lower gastrointestinal bleeding.