Blatchford Score

Gender :
Hemoglobin :
Initial SBP :
Heart Rate:
Melena :
Syncope :
Liver Disease :
Heart Failure :

The Glasgow – Blatchford Score is used to predict the need for EGD in patients with evidence of upper GI bleeding. The score has been validated to show that patients with a score of 0 are low risk.

Formula :

Points are given for each variable.

Explanation of Result :

A score of 0 is low risk. All other values are considered “high risk”.

* Please verify all calculations prior to clinical use.


  • Blatchford O1, Murray WR, Blatchford M. A risk score to predict need for treatment for upper-gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Lancet. 2000 Oct 14;356(9238):1318-21. PMID: 11073021.