What is the efficacy of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score for predicting postoperative outcomes in cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Studies have used the MELD score as a tool in predicting postoperative outcomes in abdominal surgery (see the MELD Score calculator). In one study, a preoperative MELD score of greater than 14 was a better predictor of postoperative death than Child Class C status. [60]


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